The young Guard.
--A meeting of the Young Guard was held at their Armory on Tuesday night, for the purpose of electing a Captain, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the promotion of Maj. John S. Rady
The election was superintended by Col. John H. Richardson
. Lieut. Smith
nominated the 1st Lieutenant
of the Company
, George J. Austin
, for the Post.
Sergeant Wm. H. Wade
nominated the 3d Lieutenant
, Wm. A. Charters
. Mr. Charters
at first declined the nomination, but was prevailed on to allow his name to be used.
The vote resulted — for Geo. J. Austin
18; for Wm. A. Charters
16; and several scattering.
acknowledged the honor conferred, and accepted the command.
The Company then elected Wm. A. Charters
, and Lewis L. Smith
— postponing the election of 3d Lieutenant
to Tuesday night next.
After the meeting, the Company
had a merry time over an entertainment of champagne and other exhilarating liquids.
Several guests were present, and speeches were made by Gen. August
, Lieut. Crenshaw
, of Company ‘"F," ’ and others.