Flag-raising at Fort Corcoran.
, May 30
.--The Sixty-ninth New York regiment, having transplanted their flagstaff from Georgetown College to their new camp on Arlington Heights
, celebrated the raising of the Stars and Stripes.
Near sun-set, Col. Corcoran
having assembled all the troops, numbering over thirteen hundred, not on duty, he introduced Col. Hunter
, of the Third Cavalry U. S. Army, who has just been assigned the command of the brigade of the aqueduct, consisting of the Fifth, Twenty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth New York regiments, and the detachments in the vicinity.
was received with great enthusiasm, and Col. Corcoran
made some patriotic allusions to the Flag
, and was loudly cheered.
Capt. Thos. F. Meagher
, having been called upon, made a brief but high-toned and patriotic address, showing the devotion Irishmen
should bear to that flag which brought succor to them in Ireland
; and to which, upon landing in this country, they swore undivided allegiance.
He was heartily applauded throughout.
, haying announced that Mr. Savage
's new national song would be sung, introduced the author, who was received with loud cheering.
After it subsided, he sung the following, the whole regiment present joining in the choruses:--