From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/5/1861, p. 3, c. 1
Meeting of Marylanders.
On Thursday evening a
large party of Marylanders met at Adams’s building, on 10th
street, between Main and Cary, pursuant to a call from Adjutant Geo. W.
Alexander, to express their sympathy for Colonel Richard Thomas in his
incarceration, and to organize a battalion to be named after him.
The meeting was called
to order by Capt. Dugan, a fine specimen of Marylander, and after the object of
the meeting was explained, Adjutant Alexander was called to the chair, and Capt.
Lookerman appointed Secretary. – A committee of three, consisting of Captains
Lookerman, Kyle, and Rogers, was appointed to draw up resolutions, which they
will prepare and present this evening, when the men will be enrolled and leave
on Sunday for the rendezvous. This looks like action, and we trust all who can
will join. There are many here idle. Let them join; and from what we have
learned, they will not want for men to lay out work for them to do, and lead
them to it. The command of the battalion will be bestowed upon the same able
officer, and when the Colonel is once more among us he will be the commander of
the Z. Z.’s. We wish them success. Adjutant Alexander is rapidly recovering. He
navigates will with one crutch, and expects soon to navigate somewhere else.
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