nfantry be commanded with the bugle?
“Under innumerable circumstances music is necessary to the soldier, and has a beneficial effect.
How inspiriting it is to hear a good band strike up a cheerful tune on a long march, how stragglers jump to their places, how quickly the file is dressed, and how easy the step becomes, no matter how weary or how long the march may be It seems to me we look like a regiment of geese marching through town, without the strains of music to mark the time.
If Jenkins were here he would smile and say: These things are different in Europe.
They are so, and they will be different here in time.
The old armies have their light and heavy infantry and cavalry, their rifles, and every branch of the service well represented, each having its particular part to play in skirmish or battle; but owing to our hurry in forming the Southern army, and the continual succession of stirring events, we have but three classes-artillery, infantry, and cavalry-without furthe