From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/21/1861, p. 2, c. 4
Zarvona Zouaves. – Adjutant George W. Alexander arrived in the city yesterday, and is
stopping at the Powhatan Hotel. He makes but a brief sojourn, being on duty for
the battalion. One noble-hearted lady fitted out twenty-four of the Zouaves in
shirts, drawers, and socks; but forty others require some articles of clothing,
which they cannot get from home. Any articles sent to the Adjutant will be
thankfully received. A party of the Zouaves at Tappahannock, the other night
during the alarm, volunteered and marched ten miles through a drenching rain to
assist in Fort
Lowry. These men were not yet mustered in, some only arriving that day from
Maryland as an escort for Mrs.
Alexander, who, we are happy to state, is safe in Westmoreland, after many
adventures since her husband’s escape from Fort McHenry, in which she played so
remarkable a part. Colonel Thomas (Zarvona) is still in Fort
McHenry, and is well, but strictly guarded.
Any Marylanders who
desire to join the Zouaves can see Adjutant Alexander, at the Powhatan, from 8
to 11 A. M., until Wednesday.
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