The First at the head.
The First regiment, which presented a splendid appearance and marched unusually well, headed the infantry forces.
commanded the first battalion and Captain Charles Gasser
, the second.
The following were the staff officers: Major E. P. Turner
, surgeon; Captain D. A. Kuyk
; Captain E. A. Shepherd
, adjutant; Captain J. R. Tennant
, quartermaster; Captain Cyrus Bossieux
, commissary; and Rev. Dr. Moses D. Hoge
The figure of the beloved Presbyterian divine, as he sat erect and soldierly upon his horse, attracted considerable attention.
The non-commissioned staff, who marched with drawn swords, were Sergeant-Major R. B. Hickok
, Quartermaster-Sergeant P. L. Falkiner
, Ordnance Sergeant H. P. Gray
, Commissary-Sergeant J. V. B. Moore
, Post-Quartermaster-Sergeant J. S. L. Owen
(Company A) were commanded by Captain C. Gray Bossieux
, with Lieutenants Garrison
and nine commissioned officers.
Thirty-five privates were in line, making a total rank and file of fifty-six men.
Captain Frank Cunningham
commanded the Walker
Light Guard (Company B), and his commissioned officer was Lieutenant J. J. Haverty
. Lieutenant William Russell
was assigned to duty as adjutant of the Second battalion. Fifty officers and privates of the company paraded.
Captain Harry Lee Watson
, the newly-elected commandant, was at the head of Company C, which paraded thirty-five men. Lieutenant J. B. Patton
was the next officer in rank, while Lieutenant J. R. Holstead
, the other commissioned officer, was detailed as officer of the guard.
Company D, which was commanded by First-Lieutenant Charles A. Crawford
, in the absence of Captain Gasser
, who had charge of the Second battallion, turned out fifty-seven men.
Captain E. Leslie Spence
, officer of the day, commanded Company E, which paraded thirty-five men. The other officers were Lieutenants J. P. Davis
and George R. Fairlamb
Company F, which paraded thirty-two, was commanded by Captain George Wayne Anderson
, with Lieutenants S. J. Doswell
and G. P. Shackelford
Corps of the regiment turned out in large numbers.
The following were the members in line: Acting-Stewards Flavius Glinn
, L. H. Burwell
, H. L. Cardoza
, G. F. Ferrin
, P. E. Gibbs
, W. H. Goodliff
, Samuel Harris
, C. V. Jones
, Robert Hardwicke
, C. H. Kindervater
, H. Kindervater
, G. E. Matlock
, L. B. Samuels
, J. P. Scott
, W. R. Smith
, C. N. Pugh
, J. F. Waller
, B. P. T. Wood
W. H. Parker, Jr.
, L. B. Reams
, R. R. Allen
, A. G. Allen
, and G. E. Bailey
The Drum-Corps, an important adjunct of the regiment, paraded in full force, and took no trifling part in the procession, for they made themselves heard in their characteristic way.