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[142] children, all desirous of seeing the departure of the Washington Greys for the field of battle; many of them with well-tried hearts were comforting each other with an indefinite variety of patriotic sentiments. The regiment was greeted with the most vociferous cheering all the way down to Pier No. 36 North River, where they embarked, being 1,000 in number) on board the steamship Alabama.

The crowd on the dock, and also on Pier No. 35, was immense. The members of the regiment, including the recruits, were in most excellent spirits, and as the ship moved away from the wharf, at about 7 o'clock, and the immense assemblage on the wharf sent forth their cheers and “tigers,” the soldiers fired their revolvers in the air.

In Hudson street, the Grey troop, numbering 100 men, with a battery of six 6-pounders and thirty-six horses, turned down and proceeded to Pier No. 13, where they embarked on board the steamship Montgomery. The preparation for the embarkation of the horses had to be made, the ship's water had to be taken in, and other work had to be done; but all hands were put to work, and it was completed in good time. The Montgomery sailed from her. wharf about 10 o'clock.

Officers of the Eighth Regiment.

Regimental Officers.--George Lyons, Colonel; Chas. G. Waterbury, Lieutenant Colonel; Obadiah Wintworth, Major; D. B. Kuler, jr., Adjutant; Alderman Charles G. Cornell, Quartermaster; A. C. Smith, jr., Commissary; M. H. Cushman, Paymaster; Foster Swift, M. D., Surgeon; Thos. Rutter, Chaplain.

Company A.--James O. Johnston, Captain; Arthur Woods, 1st Lieutenant; Geo. W. Day, 2d Lieutenant.

Company B.--Thomas Sweeney, Captain; Chas. A. Enos, 1st.Lieutenant; M. Wall, 2d Lieutenant.

Company C.--Burgur, Captain; John Appleton, 1st Lieutenant; Richard Dunphy, 2d Lieutenant.

Company D.--E. D. Lawrence, Captain; Isaac Cohen, 1st Lieutenant; Vacant, 2d Lieutenant.

Company E.--M. Griffin, Captain; Alonzo Dutch, 1st Lieutenant; Chas. T. Hurlburt, 2d Lieutenant; G. L. Fox, 3d Lieutenant.

Company F.--Leander Buck, Captain; D. A. Allen, 1st Lieutenant; James Dimond, 2d Lieutenant.

Company G.--Wm. T. Carr, Captain; J. G. Schiele, 1st Lieutenant; Henry S. Decker, 2d Lieutenant.

Company H.--Samuel N. Gregory, Captain; Samuel N. Burrill, 1st Lieutenant; Wm. G. Halsey, 2d Lieutenant.

Troop I.--Artillery, six guns; J. M. Ovarian, Captain; Robert Brown, 1st Lieutenant;-----Burns, 2d Lieutenant;-----Carpenter, 3d Lieutenant.

Engineers.--Wm. Walton, Captain.

The sixty-ninth Regiment.

The 69th Regiment is composed entirely of Irishmen. Col. Corcoran, who is in command, is exceedingly popular with his countrymen, and this popularity was enhanced at least 50 per cent. by the triumphant manner in which he emerged from the troubles which surrounded him. When the 69th offered its services to the Government, the Court-Martial which had been summoned to try the Colonel for disobedience of orders was dismissed, and he was restored to his command. This victory touched the Irish heart, and no sooner did he issue a call for volunteers than his recruiting office was besieged by applicants who were anxious to serve their country under his orders. Had the Colonel been called upon for an entire brigade he could have supplied them in the same time and with less trouble than he has furnished 1,000 men. Up to Monday night, 6,500 names had been enrolled in his regiment. On Tuesday morning the 69th was ordered to assemble at their armory, No. 42 Prince street, to receive their equipments previous to their departure.

At an early hour the entire street was taken possession of by the regiment and its friends, and the distribution of muskets, blankets, etc., commenced. In front of Col. Corcoran's dwelling, No 5 Prince street, a large truck, loaded with blankets, was stationed, and the recruits were required to file by this truck one by one. The rush at this point was perfectly tremendous, so eager were the men to obtain their equipments. The Captain of each company was stationed on the vehicle; and here the acceptance or rejection of the recruits occurred.

Passing the blanket wagon, where a blanket was thrown at the accepted ones, they were passed to another man, who seized their head covering and crowned them with the regimental cap. Still another individual placed a musket in their hands, while others furnished them with a tin plate, knife, fork, and tin cup. It was not until 2 o'clock in the afternoon that all the men were equipped, after which the companies were formed, and accompanied by the enthusiastic crowd, marched to Great Jones street, from which point the regiment were to start. For several hours there had been an assemblage of men, women, and children in Broadway, mostly Irish, which had effectually driven every vehicle from that thoroughfare. Housetops and windows were crowded with enthusiastic women, who waved their handkerchiefs incessantly to the crowd beneath. Several Irish civic societies, comprising about 2,000 persons, with waving banners — the harp of Erin kissing the Stars and Stripes--had formed in procession in Broadway, as an escort, and patiently waited for the regiment to move.

About 3 o'clock the order to march was received, and the entire procession, civic and military, moved down Broadway. The march was a perfect triumph for the Irish citizens,

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