175 men all told, and owe much of their efficiency to the military enterprise not only of the company officers, but also to their Major.
J. Gray Jewell, who has taken no small interest in them since their organization.
A few minutes afterwards the Turner Rifles, Capt. Gerhardt, Lieuts. Brown, Dilli and Scamberger, 5 sergeants, 4 corporals, 4 drummers, and 68 privates, arrived at the Department, and took position for inspection.
At 10½ o'clock the Washington Rifles, Capt. Balbeck, Lieuts. Leoffler and Haap, 4 Ser'gt., 4 corporals, and 59 privates, arrived on the ground, and took position on the right of the line, and reported for inspection.
Company B, Union regiment, having been duly inspected, had the usual oath administered to them by Major General Thomas, and not a member refused to take it. The Metropolitan Rifles were next inspected and enrolled, and every member of the corps took the required oath.
The Washington Rifles were next inspected and mustered into the servi