capable of the best service under every exigency of war.
But the officer, to whom the regiment was most indebted for the development of its brilliant individuality, was undoubtedly Colonel Emory Upton
He came to it soon after its entry into active service, a recent graduate of West Point
, with a fine reputation, attained by efficient service during the previous campaign as an artillery officer.
Eagerly efficient, strict, yet just in discipline, wise in administration, cool and fearless in danger, he was able to win and hold the respect and admiration of the men under him, and to mold them into the model fighting regiment that they became.
To the present day, every survivor of the regiment is proud to have served under the command of General Emory Upton