--Seventy-one members of the New York 25th Regiment were sent to jail in Washington
on the 8th inst., for revolting.
They were ordered to repair to the United States arsenal, and there exchange their Enfield rifles for the ordinary musket.
The members above stated refused to comply with the order, when the Colonel
of the regiment, finding the discontent becoming general, ordered their arrest.
It is said that this discipline caused them to repent, and they were subsequently released.
On the next day a portion of the Garibaldi Regiment
revolted, and forced its way across the bridge into Washington
, where, after they had halted, they were surrounded by United States regulars, to whom they surrendered — They were lodged in jail.
The unpopularity of their Colonel
and Lieutenant Colonel
was the supposed cause.
About thirty of the same regiment refused to accept Minnie guns in stead of rifles, and were also lodged in jail.