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Excerpt from Tylers Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 1The Richmond Light Infantry Blues is one of the oldest volunteer companies in the United States. Like the moss covered bucket revered for its age, it is now cherished forMoreExcerpt from Tylers Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 1The Richmond Light Infantry Blues is one of the oldest volunteer companies in the United States. Like the moss covered bucket revered for its age, it is now cherished for its antiquity, and as the young green moss grows healthily upon the old bucket, so our youth, who have taken the places of the ancients of other days, put forth their vigorous limbs, renewing the life of the old stock and keeping alive the spirit of former times. The date of the formation of the company cannot be precisely ascertained. The register of the officers in the service of the State prior to the year 1793 has been lost, and the earliest record of the company has its date about the latter end of that year- but we have sufficient testimony to establish the fact that the company existed several years prior to that time. There are but two members now living who were in the company in 1793. These are George Watt and Zalma Rehine- the first, one of the oldest and most respectable of our citizens, and the last, a worthy resident of the city of Baltimore.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.