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Songs in honor of John Brown, Massa Butler, and Uncle rung upon the air from the throats of those who used so melodiously to swell the boa men's chorus upon the Mississippi steamers.
In the evening General Butler, with his numerous and splendid Staff, rode down to officiate at the presentation.
He made a long and incendiary speech, urging the blacks to redeem them salves from the taunts of their masters that they would never stand the smell of powder and the gleam of bayonets.
Col. Stafford, commending the regiment, replied in extravagant terms; but the only thing he said worth mentioning was, that one negro as a soldier, was, any day, worth five white men. He doubtless deduced his comparison from himself and his fellow-soldiers, and was therefore justified in his assertion.
This Stafford, before the war, was a New York detective.
He is a blackguard, and of the Bowgry — an Israelite from his ments, and "mine " to the maguammous Butler.
The lamented Duceon once spurned h
t Perry Tracy, co I. 22d Wis; Capt C. W. Biglow, co G, 19th Mich; Capt Jno. J. Baker, co E, 19th Mich; Capt C. H. , co I, 19th Mich; 1st Lieut L. T. Wing, co C, 19th Michigan; 1st Lieut Geo. T. Schafer, co A, 19th Michigan; 1st Lieut David Anderson, co H, 19th Michigan; 1st Lieut David J. , co H, 19th Mich; 1st Lt and Acting Adjutant J. C. Crawford, 85th Ind; 1st Lt W. H. Jennings, co H, 22d Wis; 1st Lt. C. E. Dudley, co D, 22d Wis; 1st Lt and Adjutant Chas H. Pickering, 33d Ind; 1st Lt John A. Stafford, co G, 19th Mich; 1st Lt and Adjutant H Tompking, 19th Mich; 1st Lt and Adjutant Wm. Bones, 22d Wis; 1st Lt H. M. Brown, co I. 19th Mich; 1st Lt M A. Ford, co K, 19th Mich; 2d Lt John A. Clarke, co E, 19th Mich; 2d Lt S. M. Hubbard co S, 19th Mich; 2d Lt Leenard Gibbon, co K, 19th Mich; 2d Lt A. T. Brewer, co I. 19th Mich; 2d Lt A. J. McLaughlin.
co G, 19th.
Mich; Capt G H Brown, co B, 22d Wis; Capt J C Duley, co G, 33d Ind; Capt Francis Brocks, co B, 85th Ind; Capt J E Hurtoo, co H,