about 4,000, forming into line, the right to the river and the left on Rampart street, the review took place.
, Governor Thomas O. Moore
, attended by Major-General John L. Lewis
and the usual full cortege of staff officers, rode past and inspected the long line, the companies presenting arms, the bands playing and the colors unfurled, as they passed; many persons amid the dense throng of spectators cheering the Governor
as he passed, he appearing in his simple dress of a planter.
The review over, the brigades formed in procession and marched around Canal street, up town to Julia street, and as far down as Esplanade street. The immense multitude on Canal street dispersed, and divisions of the multitude flocked to meet the procession and get a nearer view of it as it wound its way through the city.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock the march ended, and the companies separated and proceeded to their respective armories.
A more glorious day was seldom seen any-where, the enthusiastic desire being so great to witness and participate in this pageantry.--N. O. Delta
, April 80.