The New Orleans Washington Artillery
--Tuesday evening, the commissioned and noncommissioned staff of the Battalion of Washington Artillery, with Major Walton
, came from the camp to this city, accompanied with their excellent Brass Band of 12 pieces, and serenaded President Davis
at the Spotswood House
After discoursing several appropriate airs, to the admiration of a large audience.
and Staff were invited to the reception-room of the President
, when Mrs. Davis
did the hospitable attentions, aided by a large number of ladies, in her wonted generous style.
An hour was agreeably passed, both Mr.
. D. paying the Battalion high compliments.
The Battalion band also serenaded some of our distinguished citizens, and after three or four hours of festive entertainment, the Staff
returned to Camp Beauregard
toward the ‘"wee small hours."’
This Battalion is now being supplied with an additional battery by the Confederate Government composed of six-pounders, twelve pound howitzers and rifled cannon, and are now in a very superior state of artillery drill, ready for action.
In the course of six or eight days they will get marching orders for the seat of war.