Anderson (SC) Intelligencer
September 18, 1860
CRAIGS OLD FIELD
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
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.
evidence of intemperance was not wanting, and several instances came under our
observation which called loudly for reform.
hurried away much sooner than expected, we were debarred the pleasure of
witnessing the concluding exercises or mingling to any extent with our
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]