as the camp at Meridian Hill was established Major Howe was appointed instructor of officers and men in guard duty, police, etc.; Lieut. Col. Devereux instructor of officers and men in school of the soldier, school of the company, etc.; while Colonel Hinks was instructor of the regiment in the school of the battalion and in skirmishing, and of the officers in making papers, muster-rolls and returns.
The regiment was drilled by company or by battalion eight hours in each day, and an officers' sin which all took great pride.
It differed from that of other regiments in many ways and was very attractive and interesting.
Said an officer of the regiment (Dr. Dyer) in writing home, September 29, 1861,— Through the untiring exertions of Colonel Hinks, who is emphatically a working man, the general condition of the regiment has vastly improved: cleanliness and order are strictly enforced.
Under the superintendence of Lieut. Col. Devereux, the companies have acquired a proficiency in drill
utenant dropped from the rolls.
22 Second Lieutenants having been taken from enlisted men.
1 First Lieutenant and 1 Second Lieutenant having been taken from civilians.
37 Commissions have been made for this regiment during the year 1862.
On December 31st, 1862, there was a total of:
Enlisted men present and absent,457
Commissioned officers present and absent35
The regimental return, dated Dec. 31st, 1862, shows the following:
Col. E. W. Hinks, absent with leave, wounded Sept. 17.
Lieut. Col. Arthur F. Devereux, in command of 3d Brig. 2nd Div. 2nd Corps.
Maj. Edmund Rice, absent with leave, severely wounded Sept.17.
Adjt. William L. Palmer, absent, severely wounded Dec. 13.
Co. A.Capt. Isaac H. Boyd, promoted to captain to date Nov. 21, vice Russell, discharged.
Co. B.Capt. Henry A. Hale, absent, severely wounded Sept. 17.
First Lieut. Elisha A. Hinks, in command of company—transferred from Co. E.