From Richmond Dispatch, 6/5/1861, p. 2
– The celebrated battalion of Washington Artillery, from New Orleans, Col. J.
B. Walton commanding, arrived in this vicinity yesterday morning.
The Battalion numbers
four companies and 300 men, and is the pride of the Crescent City, its members
being both soldiers and gentlemen. It possesses eight splendid brass
field-pieces and a rifled cannon, and is otherwise well armed. To draw the guns,
&c., requires 120 horses. The Washington boys, in their march through the
streets yesterday to their quarters at Howard’s Grove, were preceded by three
beautiful vivandiers, dressed a la mode.
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