Reception of the Ellsworth Zouaves in New York.
's report, and the severe comments of some of the New York city papers on the conduct of the Ellsworth Zouaves
at Bull Run
, had the effect of causing a very chilling reception on their return to that city on Wednesday.
The World remarks editorially:
The public reception of Ellsworth
's Fire Zouaves yesterday was in such marked contrast to the greeting extended to the Eighth, Sixty-ninth and Seventy-first Regiments, who also participated in the Bull Run
disaster, that it deserves more than a passing notice, and points a moral which it is to be hoped will be headed by other volunteer organizations.
While the latter regiments have been received by our citizens with every mark of favor and approbation in acknowledgment of their unquestioned gallantry on the field, the Zouaves passed through the densely crowded streets in silence, broken only by a few feeble cheers, bestowed upon them in pity by personal friends.
The Fire Department, to be sure, turned out to greet their old associates, but the lack of enthusiasm everywhere manifested was painfully apparent.
It is not to be disguised that the popular feeling with regard to this corps is very different from what it was when they left the city under the command of Colonel Ellsworth