They are all tall, muscular men, possessing the lightness of limb and full development of natural powers which denote the true specimen of a soldier.
Their dress consists of the regular army uniform — gray pantaloons, blue coats, and hat, which is as neat and useful a thing as our fighting men could have.--N. Y. Herald, August 10.
One hundred men of the Nineteenth Regiment N. Y. V., commanded by Capt. Kennedy, crossed the Potomac at Rock Ferry, at 1 A. M., and marched to Lorrettsville, London co., Va., where it was reported that a company of rebel cavalry were engaged in the impressment of citizens.
When they reached the town the rebels had left, and they retraced their steps; but late in the afternoon, while upon their return march, they were overtaken with word that another detachment of about 130 cavalry had entered the town.
Tired and worn out, almost shoeless, and hungry, the brave fellows with a shout at once voted unanimously to return and attack the rebels.