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[11] where dinner was served, it having been prepared by Assistant Quartermaster Frank E. Howe, of New York.

The officers sat down in the northern room of the barracks, which were handsomely decorated,—the following inscription appearing at the end of the great room: ‘New York Seventh and Massachusetts Sixth and Eighth,—brothers in arms who saved our Nation's Capital.’ The state flag of Massachusetts was suspended over the tables, which were tastefully garnished with fruits and vegetables of the season, together with an occasional long-necked bottle. Some of the enlisted men were given a testament and they were then allowed to roam about the city for a time after dinner.

Some of the men struck up:

Nineteenth regiment is marching on,
Nineteenth regiment is marching on,
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah—
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,
As Hinks goes marching on.

The regiment left the City Hall Park, marched up Broadway, countermarched at the Metropolitan hotel, passed through Canal to Vestry Street, to Pier 39, North River, and went on board the Ferry boat John Potter, of the Camden and Amboy Line, taking the cars at Perth Amboy for Washington. On the march through the streets of New York City, cheers were given for ‘the Union,’ ‘The Commonwealth,’ ‘The Hub of the Universe’ and ‘Our New York Friends.’ The journey to Baltimore was one continuous ovation. Not much sleep was had, as the regiment was met at every station and all along the line with great enthusiasm, crowds cheering, flags flying, and, at many places, the firing of cannon. The regiment arrived in Philadelphia at 3.30 in the morning being quartered and fed at ‘The Cooper Shop’ refreshment saloon. Its coming into the city had been signalled to the people at ‘The Cooper Shop’ by the firing of a cannon, as was the custom when a regiment arrived, en route to the seat of war.

At Baltimore, the regiment formed in line, fixed bayonets and then marched through the streets from the upper to the

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