rporat's guard, so to speak, of the splendid material and full ranks it took away three years ago. It came out of the bloody slaughter of the Wilderness with only fifteen men and four officers.
At one time the regiment numbered twelve hundred men, including a battery of two hundred men, which latter force was recruited subsequent to the departure of the regiment for the seat of war. At the memorable battle of Antietam it numbered only two hundred men and a few out in Missepain, under Major Gen Joke Pope; Some time ago. He thinned ranks were filled up to nine hundred men, since which period it has been known as the 83d Regiment N Y S Volunteers, although the old members would never acknowledge any other name than their old one, the "Ninth"
The Thirty ninth (Garibaldi Guards) regiment, N Y S V, is composed of foreigners.
They went to the war with overflowing ranks, and now barely a hundred, with lattered banners, emaciated forms in carriages, and many limbless, too, come back to