Religious music Among the Soldiers.--A letter from Hatteras Inlet (N. C.) says: The New-England troops excel in the musical faculty, and in every regiment from Massachusetts, Connecticut or New-Hampshire, music-teachers or good singers abound, and many an otherwise tedious evening has thus been beguiled by the elevating influence of music.
In this respect no regiment, perhaps, is more favored than the Massachusetts Twenty-third, composed chiefly of Salem, Marblehead, Danvers and Boston men. Many of the officers were members of the best musical societies, and leaders or pillars in their church choirs kat home.
Could their friends have looked in upon us on board of the Highlander, during many of the boisterous nights we have been anchored in this Sound, while the storm howled without, they might have heard: “Perhaps Dundee's wild, warbling measures rise, Or plaintive Martyrs, worthy of the name, Or noble Elgin beat the heavenward flame.”
On board of the Huzzar, which carries