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Savannah Wants to Keep the Michigan Boys.


Savannah feels as if she were entertaining old friends in the 31st Michigan regiment.United States volunteers The men passed through the city on their way to Cuba, and were so much attached to our people that they persuaded the government to reverse the orders and have them mustered on here instead of Augusta, as was origin ally intended. At Chicakamauga and at Knoxville the Georgia and Michigan men were neighbors and friends, and finally when the Wolverines reached Savannah in January they were made to feel perfectly at home by the First Georgia boys, many of whom cherished for them close friendship. The Michigan regiment is now camped on Dale ave. and their fine band reminds one of the stirring times of war when it played everything except "Marching Through Georgia," and when "Dixie' was one of its adopted harmonies. Savannah, of course, regrets that the 31st Michigan has to be mustered out at all. We should compromise on our part of the spoils of war if we could keep the Michigan boys among us in fact, "we should fight it out on this line if it took; all the summer. " "The general assembly of Michigan has taken official notice of the kindly relations between Savannah and the 31st, and has adopted resolutions of thanks recalling the hospitality of Knoxville and this city toward their volunteers. We trust their May picnic in Savannah will be prolonged and that when their soldier days are over many of them will either remain in Savannah or return speedily to the city.---------Savannah Free Press