A serenade and a drink of whiskey

The 13th’s regimental band turned out in the clear and cold evening of March 16, 1863, to serenade Fredericksburg Mayor Montgomery Slaughter in front of his home.

“He was today reelected Mayor of this town for the fourth time,” Spartan Band quartermaster clerk William H. Hill wrote in his diary. “He acknowledged the [band’s] compliment in a short and appropriate speech and then invited us in to drink of good whiskey with him.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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