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[81] Regiment was escorted by a band of Zouaves, who volunteered for the occasion. Their gay uniform and peculiar step revived the excitement that had begun somewhat to droop among the crowd that had waited for hours, the Regiment not reaching the Park till 56 o'clock. After the Zouaves came a strong body of police, and after the police, the Regiment. Not as on festival days, not as on the reception of the Prince of Wales, but nobly and sternly, as men who were going to the war. Hurried was their step, not so regular as on less important occasions. We saw women, we saw men shed tears as they passed. Amidst the deafening cheers that rose, we heard cries of “God bless them.” And so along Broadway, and through Cortlandt-street, under its almost countless flags, the gallant Seventh Regiment left the City.

The excitement in Jersey City, long before they had crossed the ferry, was scarcely less intense, and when they landed there, they found they were by no means in a foreign State. It seemed that all the people of the sister city had turned out. It was a reenaction of what their fellow-townsmen and townswomen had done for them. White handkerchiefs, waved by ladies' hands, were as numerous as the dog-wood blossoms in Spring, and it was proved that a Jerseyman can raise as hearty a cheer as the best New Yorker. And so it was till all were fairly disposed of in the cars, and the cars moved off.--N. Y. Times.

Officers of the Seventh Regiment.

The following is a list .of the officers of the Seventh Regiment:

Colonel--Marshal Lefferts.

Lieutenant-Colonel--William A. Pond.

MajorAlexander Thaler.

Adjutant — J. H. Libenau.

Engineer — E. L. Viele.

SurgeonT. M. Cheeseman; Surgeon's Mate, J. C. Dalton, Jr.

Chaplain--Rev. S. H. Weston.

Quartermaster — L. W. Winchester.

Assistant-Quartermaster--G. W. Brainard.

PaymasterMeredith Howland.

Commissary — William Patten.

Ordnance Officer — John A. Baker.

Military Secretary--C. T. McClenachan; and the non-commissioned staff, eight officers.

First Company--Captain, William P. Bensell; First Lieutenant, James H. Hewett; Second Lieutenant, James E. Harway, five sergeants, six corporals, and 90 privates.

Second Company--Captain, E. W. Clark; First Lieutenant, N. L. Farnham; Second Lieutenant, Edward Bernard; five sergeants, six corporals, and 120 privates.

Third Company--Captain, James Price; First Lieutenant, J. J. Wickstead; Second Lieutenant, George T. Haws; five sergeants, six corporals, and 100 men.

Fourth Company--Captain, William H. Riblet; First Lieutenant, William Gurney; Second Lieutenant, John W. Bogert; five sergeants, six corporals, and 100 men.

Fifth Company--Captain W. A. Speaight; First Lieutenant, F. Millard; Second Lieutenant, J. F. Cook; five sergeants, six corporals, and about 100 men.

Sixth Company--Captain, B. M. Nevers, Jr.; First Lieutenant, R. F. Halsted; Second Lieutenant, J. B. Young; five sergeants, six corporals, and. 100 men.

Seventh Company--Captain, John Monroe; First Lieutenant, John P. Schermerhorn; Second Lieutenant, John D. Moriarity; five sergeants, seven corporals, and about 100 men.

The complete force.

Non-commissioned staff,8
Government staff,11
Field officers,8
Artillery corps, 54 men, 2 howitzers, 2 officers, 2 sergeants,61
Engineer corps--2 men, 2 officers, 2 sergeants,29
Recruits in fatigue dress,175
Company 1--63 men, 3 officers, 4 sergeants,70
Company 2 — 100 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,108
Company 3--70 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,78
Company 4--82 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,90
Company 5--54 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,62
Company 6--80 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,88
Company 7--60 men, 1 officer, 5 sergeants,66
Company 8--78 men, 3 officers, 5 sergeants,86
Band--40 pieces,40
Drum corps,12

--N. Y. Tribune.

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