f their bearing.
At this point it will be appropriate to give the names of the seven companies which were raised in Reading, or its immediate vicinity, and left in response to the Governor's call, with the dates of marching and their regimental assignments. Several other companies were in course of organization in the city and county, but the emergency had passed before they were ready to respond to the call:--
Fifth Ward Guards, Captain F.S. Bickley, 70 men, Company G, 2d Regiment; September 13.
Nicolls Guards, Captain Charles H. Hunter, 104 men, Company E, 11th Regiment; September 15.
McKnight Guards, Captain Nathan M. Eisenhower, 95 men, Company I, 11th Regiment; September 15.
Liberty Fire Zouaves, Captain William Geiger, 70 men, Company G, 20th Regiment; September 17.
M'Lean Guards, Captain Samuel Harner, 45 men, Company H, 20th Regiment; September 17.
Halleck Infantry, Captain Frederick S. Boas, 92 men, Company I, 20th Regiment; September 17.