From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/6/1861, p. 2
- After the Tredegar Battalion were dismissed from parade on the 4th instant,
company D, commanded by Captain William E. Tanner, proceeded by a band of music,
marched down Main street, and thence to Voegler’s Garden, where they partook
of a dinner prepared for the occasion.
After dinner, they engaged in a target practice, when, upon
examination, it was found that private Joseph Melvin had made the best shot. He
was the presented with a silver medal suitably inscribed. Late in the afternoon
the company returned to the city much pleased with the exercises of the day. The
men of the battalion make admirable material for soldiers.
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