The Washington Artillery, of New Orleans, whose handsome appearance attracted the admiration of the lookers — on all along the line of march, represented the great State of Louisiana
, and did it handsomely.
The battalion, consisting of the veteran association and three active companies, was under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John B. Richardson
There were thirty-eight veterans commanded by Colonel B. F. Eshelman
, assisted by Generals W. Miller Owen
and W. J. Behan
. Captain H. M. Isaacson
commands Company C, Captain E. M. Underhill
Company A, and Captain Eugene May
The battalion numbers 127, including the band.
Its membership is about 300.