beaufort march

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This regiment the 1st South Carolina Yolunteers, Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson marched on the 17th for the first time through the streets of Beaufort, It was the remark of many bitterly Pro-Slavery officers that they looked 'Splendidly." They .marehe-d through by jlitcons and returned by the flank ; the streets were filled with soldiers and citizens, but every man looked straight before him and carried himself steadily. How many white regiments do the same.? One black seddier said : "We didn't see a ting iu Beaufort, every man hold he head ftraight up to de front : every step was worth a half-a dollar." "Many agreed with what is my deliberate opinion," writes this officer, "that no regiment in thi depart mt-ut can, eveD now, surpass this one. In matching, in regimental line I have not seen it equalled. In the different modes of passing from line into column, and from column iuto line, in changiug front, countermarching, forming divisions, and forming square, whether by the comniou methods or by Casey's method, it does itself the greatest credit. 2sor have I yet discovered the slightest grouud of infer i-oriry to white troops."

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  1. The Ebensburg Alleghenian,
  2. 05 Feb 1863, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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