An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

Seven Boys Playing Flute

An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

An illustration of a parade of children in costumes.

Parade of Children in Costumes

An illustration of a parade of children in costumes.

Enid leads the way on horseback.

Enid

Enid leads the way on horseback.

April 5, 1862. The General is arriving to take personal command of the Federal Army in its advance on Yorktown. He is enthusiastically received by the troops. On March 11, 1862 the president issued an order relieving General McClellan of part of the responsibility heretofore devolving upon him. The order stated that "General McClellan, having personally taken the field at the head of the Army of the Potomac, until otherwise ordered, he is relieved from the command of the other military departments he retaining the command of the Department of the Potomac."

Arrival of General McClellan

April 5, 1862. The General is arriving to take personal command of the Federal Army in its advance on…

An illustration of a group of kids forming a parade to vacationland.

Parade of Children to Vacationland

An illustration of a group of kids forming a parade to vacationland.

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without constriant, in front of the center of the body, fingers joined, left hand uppermost, left thumb clasped by the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, preserve silence and steadiness of position." — Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without…

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front of the center of the body, barrel to the left; grasp the piece with the left hand just below the stacking swivel, and with the right hand below and against the left." — Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front…

An illustration of a parade through a town.

Parade Through Town

An illustration of a parade through a town.

An illustration of three sailors singing and walking down a street.

Three Sailors Singing & Walking Down Street

An illustration of three sailors singing and walking down a street.

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

Soldiers Marching

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

"The departure of Colonel Ellsworth's Zouaves from New york, escorted by the fire department- the regiment and escort passing the corner of Broadway and Canal Street, April 29th, 1861. The Fire Zouaves, under command of Colonel Ellsworth, mustering over eleven hundred strong, embarked on board the <em>Baltic</em>, on Monday, April 29th, 1861, amid a most enthusiastic ovation. Chosen from so popular a corps as the firemen of New York, they could not fail to arouse public sympathy to a large extent. As it was generally known that three separate stands of colors would be presented to them- one at their barracks, another by Mrs. Astor, and the third at the Astor House by Mr. Stetson- an immense crowd attended every movement of this gallant regiment. The first flag was presented by Mr. Wickham, on behalf of the Fire Department and Common Council. The Hon. J. A. Dix then, in behalf of Mrs. Augusta Astor, presented them with another stand of colors, with a very handsome letter from the fair donor. The regiment then marched through Bond Street, the Bowery and Chatham Street to the Astor House, where Mr. Stetson presented them with a third flag in the name of the ladies of the house. After a short soldierly response from the colonel, the regiment with their noble escort, marched to the foot of Canal Street, where they embarked on board the <em>Baltic</em>, which steamed down the river on her way to Annapolis." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Ellsworth's Zouaves

"The departure of Colonel Ellsworth's Zouaves from New york, escorted by the fire department- the regiment…