National Guard and Blues.
The Provisional battalion, which was commanded by Captain Sol. Cutchins
, was preceded by the Blues' Band, which rendered beautiful music as the procession moved along the route.
Company C, of the District of Columbia National Guard, of Washington
, was one of the finest-looking organizations in the command.
The officers were Captain George E. Pickett
, First-Lieutenant E. D. Smoot
, and Second-Lieutenant Underwood
There were twelve non-commissioned officers and thirty-five privates, making a total of fifty men.
The Huntington Rifles, of Newport News, were commanded by Captain G. W. Fitchett
and Lieutenants R. G. Hughes
and J. E. Williams
. Six non-commissioned officers and thirty-six privates were in line, making a total of forty-two men.
The Richmond Light Infantry Blues, under command of Lieutenant Clarence Wyatt
, paraded fifty-six men, and appeared in the pink of condition.
The other officers were Lieutenant William B. Pizzini
, Lieutenant E. T. Baker
(surgeon), First-Sergeant George Guy
-Sergeant Frank Steel
, Sergeant G. B. Mountcastle
(leader of the band), and La Rue Grove, drum-major
The latter attracted considerable attention by the skilful manner in which he twirled the baton.