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under the surface by that time! It sometimes sickens me on parade, said George H., when I look down the line and think what a gap in our old set a volley will make! I think we are pretty expensive food for powder, John. Minies are no respecters of persons, old fellow; and there'll be many a black dress in Richmond after the first bulletin. God send we may all meet here after the war, and drink to the New Nation in Wyatt's sherry! said Lieutenant Y. It's better than the water at Howard's Grove. But the mare'll have hot work to get the adjutant into camp before taps. So, here's how! and he filled his glass and tossed it off, as we broke up. I have recorded the spirit of a private, every-day conversation, just as I heard it over a dinner-table, from a party of giddy young men. But I thought over it long that night; and many times afterward when the sickening bulletins were posted after the battles. Here were as gay and reckless a set of youths as wealth, position and
tures of Union soldiers. Many of the tents were cut in different places. Four large trucks for carrying heavy guns stood near the dock, with an immense quantity of lumber. The magazines were constructed in the most careful manner. This fort had been occupied by the first battalion New-Orleans artillery, the Eighth and Thirtieth Alabama regiments, the Tenth and Fourteenth Louisiana regiments, and the Thirteenth and Forty-fifth Georgia regiments. These troops were ordered to report at Howard's Grove, four miles from Richmond, and left the fort at midnight. A rear-guard was left, which at last retired in the greatest haste. The first gun on this large work, mounted on the left, looking towards the river, was an eight-inch columbiad, and next in their order were mounted a nine-inch Dahlgren, a ten-inch columbiad, three nine-inch Dalhgren guns. Directly underneath, in the water-battery, there were four eight-inch columbiads and an old forty-two-pound carronade. On the large work a
Gone into Camp. --The Fayette Artillery and Howitzer Company went into camp yesterday morning. Extensive preparations are being made at the Fairfield race ground and Howard's Grove to accommodate the soldiery now on their way to Richmond.
Howard's Grove. --The Howitzer battalion, with the exception of a detachment of forty-five men, down the river on duty, are now encamped at Howard's Grove, on the Mechanics vile Turnpike road. The place was used as a camp-ground during the last war, and has for the last half century, been known by that name. A pleasant grove of tall pines covers the entire ground. Howard's Grove. --The Howitzer battalion, with the exception of a detachment of forty-five men, down the river on duty, are now encamped at Howard's Grove, on the Mechanics vile Turnpike road. The place was used as a camp-ground during the last war, and has for the last half century, been known by that name. A pleasant grove of tall pines covers the entire ground.
Removed. --The battalion of Richmond Howitzers have been removed from their late camp ground, "Howard's Grove," to Chimborazo Heights, overlooking Griffin's Spring, in the vicinity of Rocketts.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from the Howitzer Camp. Camp Chimborazo, near Richmond, May 16, 1861. The Howitzer Battalion came here from Howard's Grove Wednesday morning, and have gone to soldiering in earnest. Our Camp is under strict military rule, no one permitted to leave except on special business. Our Commandants do everything for the comfort of the men that officers can possibly do. Drills are three times a day: from 5½ to 6½, 10½ to 11½. and 3½ to 5½; and dress parade at 6½, together with sentry and police duty we have little time to spare. We are favored with the visit of the fair ladies of Richmond every evening, a pleasure which we assure you is most highly appreciated by us "soldier boys." The detachment now on duty at West Point are expected to return in a few days. The men in camp are all well and hearty, and as jovial a set of fellows as ever banded together. St. Ju
Soldiers' Clothes. --A number of the Louisiana volunteers, lately encamped at Howard's Grove, are minus a quantity of clothing, which were put into the bands of washerwomen. Those who have them are requested to return them to N. M. Lee, on Franklin street, and got their pay.
Arrived. --A large number of thumping big soldiers arrived in the Danville cars Saturday morning, from the northern part of Louisiana, accompanied by several servants. By the Petersburg train Saturday night, there arrived half a regiment of Old North State troops.--They went to Howard's Grove. By the Danville route, Sunday morning, the Louisiana boys were largely reinforced; twenty Indians came with the last regiment. A thousand mere troops from Louisiana and Arkansas, and three hundred Indians, were expected last night by the same route, four long trains having left in the morning to bring them on. Two splendid Cavalry companies, fully armed, also arrived from the interior yesterday.
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Mr. Janney and the Berkeley meeting. (search)
Three hundred and fifteen men, part of the 1st Regiment of North Carolina volunteers, arrived in Richmond Saturday night, and are now encamped at Howard's Grove, on the Mechaniesville turnpike, about half a mile from the Old Market-House. Seven companies, numbering seven hundred and odd men, (the balance of the Regiment.) will arrive here this evening via Petersburg Railroad. Thousands of the valiant men of the Old North State are now in "harness" and awaiting the means of transportation to the soil of Virginia.
The Daily Dispatch: may 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Disgraceful condition of Havelock's grave. (search)
The Three Companies of North Carolina volunteers that have been at Howard's Grove for several days past, are the Independent Infantry, Capt. Starke, and Light Infantry, Capt. Huske, from Fayetteville; and the Southern Stars, Capt. Hogue, from Lincoln county. Each company numbers 105 men.--They are part of the First Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers, as already stated.
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