On the 16th of September orders were received to report at the Park Barracks in New York City, and on the 16th the regiment left Fort Porter, escorted by all the military organizations then existing in Erie county, one company from Chautauqua county, and the Union Continentals, composed of old and prominent citizens of Buffalo under the command of ex-president Millard Fillmore. Thousands of people lined the streets. Shouts, cheers, and the sweet sound of children's voices singing patriotic songs greeted them as they passed with difficulty thru the crowded streets, and many were the prayers and good wishes that followed them.
The journey to New York was over the Erie Railroad, and as the train was long and heavy and the rails slippery with rain, the regiment was on the road until the morning of the 18th. During the trip they were the recipients of many and cordial greetings, and in the city from the ferry landing to the Park Barracks (where the Post Office now stands) much praise was given to the command for its sturdy and military appearance. At this place Company C from-westchester county, known as the Fremont Ri?es, was added.
Special Orders Number 397, Adjutant General Orders State of New York, September 18 1861, accepted and numbered the regi ment, the 49th New York Volunteers. On that day it was mustered into the United States service. The State of New York issued to it 846 Harper's Ferry smooth bore muskets, model 1842, caliber 69, which had been altered from ?int locks to percussion locks; buck and ball cartridges; percussion caps: 100 common and 18 wall tents.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Frederick David Bidwell
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265241318
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Page Count - 337
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