Thanks for your post. You can read through the NO Bee online for free. Fast connection needed.
There are several references to the Crescent regiment drills. They evidently marched in the streets of NOs.
I read a book on Shiloh a while back. I do not recall the name or author, but I need to find it and buy it. The author details the train ride up to Corinth. It was specific as to units etc.
Like I said, my ancester did not make it to Corinth. I have since looked in the Picayune- He was not listed as missing, dead or wounded.
I would like to find some primary sources on this regiment. Perhaps on my next trip to NO.