brought up the rear in the line of infantry, and her four regiments made a strong background for what had passed in exhibition before.
The uniforms were not as attractive perhaps as some others, but each regiment made a creditable showing, and their movements were very soldierly.
The Fourth regiment came first, and was commanded by Colonel H. C. Hudgins
There were ten companies in all, two of which marched as one, and about 380 men. The companies were: Old Dominion Guard, of Portsmouth
, Captain J. M. Binford
, 41 men; Lee Rifles, of Norfolk
, Captain George W. Taylor
, 37 men; Old Dominion Light Infantry, of Smithfield
, Captain E. A. Morrison
, 26 men; Petersburg Grays
, Captain F. R. Lassiter
, 43 men; Nottoway Grays
, Captain J. M. Harris
, 24 men; Farmville Guard, Captain W. S. Paulett
, 23 men; Portsmouth Rifles, Captain W. C. Williams
, 43 men; City Guard, of Norfolk
, Captain H. Hodges
, 36 men. The ambulance corps—Dr. Bilisoly
, surgeon—accompanied the regiment.
commanded the Third regiment, which was headed by the Alexandria
drum corps, and the companies: Alexandria
Light Infantry, Captain G. A. Mushback
, 36 men; Culpeper Minute-Men, Captain A. McDonald Green
, 36 men; Monticello Guards, Captain T. S. Keller
, 30 men; Fredericksburg Grays
, Captain R. B. Berry
, 31 men; Lynchburg
Home Guard, Captain E. A. Biggers
, 40 men; Pittsylvania Guards, Captain L. H. Pigg
, 29 men.
The Second Virginia regiment had about 250 men in ranks, and it was commanded by Colonel Joseph A. Milton
, who, with his staff, was mounted.
His staff consists of Captain J. C. Wheat
, Major C. E. Peyton
, Captain Henry St. John
, Captain W. S. Pole
, Captain John T. Harris
, Chaplain J. P. Hyde
, Adjutant William G. Kenney
The companies in line were: Roanoke
Light Infantry, Captain Brooks
; Jeff. Davis Rifles, of Salem, Captain Strause
; Luther Anderson Guards, of Woodstock
, Captain J. C. Baker
; Pulaski Guards, of Pulaski City, Lieutenant Stone
This regiment is in a large measure the perpetuation of the Stonewall brigade, of which gallant organization Colonel Milton
and several of the officers are survivors.
The regiment was led by the Roanoke Machine-Works
band of thirty pieces.
The First regiment, Richmond
's crack organization, turned out
with pretty full ranks.
All six of the companies, from A to F inclusive, were commanded by their respective captains except F, which was under Lieutenant Tompkins
The captains commanding were Bossieux
, M. Jones
and Lieutenant Tompkins
There were about 225 men in line, and an ambulance corps brought up the rear.
The regiment band of twelve pieces, Mr. Voelker
leader, headed the column, and Colonel Henry C. Jones
, who was in command, had his full staff mounted.