Anderson (SC) Intelligencer
September 18, 1860
AT CRAIGS OLD FIELD
We were present on Saturday for an hour or so in attendance upon the review of the Forty-Second Regiment, commanded by Col. JAMES LONG. In consequence of the late hour at which we reached the muster-ground, we failed to hear the speech of Col. ASHMORE, but learn that he occupied an hour chiefly in the discussion of the same topics as on Thursday.
The military exercises a Craig’s, so far as we could judge, were conducted with spirit and credit to the Regiment. The crowd of spectators was not large, and the ranks of the militia seemed depleted, owing to various religious meetings in the District, we suppose.
The evidence of intemperance was not wanting, and several instances came under our observation which called loudly for reform.
Being hurried away much sooner than expected, we were debarred the pleasure of witnessing the concluding exercises or mingling to any extent with our fellow-citizens.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]