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From Portsmouth.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Portsmouth, Va., May 23, 1861. As I commence my brief note, the company of Capt. James Cann Choate is marching away from the Court-House, having just voted for the glorious cause in which they have engaged, and for which they have shouldered the musket. This company is composed of sterling country men, and they have called themselves the Deep Creek Rangers.--Their gallant and brave commander is a native of this city, a descendant of the family Cann, a name which leads our denizens back to old and better times. In contrast with the patriotic course of the Rangers, I am told that fifteen of the Newtown or Marion Riflemen have voted for what is called the Union ticket, thus verifying the Black Republican proclivities for which they have heretofore been suspected. Their Captain is now under arrest at the Hospital Station, under command of Col. Pryor, for disobedience of orders, of the nature of which I am not apprised.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from the Howitzer Camp. Camp Chimborazo,Howitzer Battalion, May 23, 1861. Since my last nothing of an exciting nature has occurred at our Camp of any interest, save the occupation of the guard tent by sundry parties — save your correspondent. Preparations are being made for our early departure, and it is thought that by Tuesday next we will be en route for a place where, besides hot shell and ball from 10-inch Columbiads, sent us by Old Abe's mercenaries, (which we promise to return with compound interest,) we shall have fish, oysters, and all the delicacies of the season, with the advantage of a fine sea breeze. We are all anxious to join the detachment of the Howitzers now on active duty, under command of the gallant Captain Brown. As I write this, about twelve hundred troops are passing here, destined for a post of duty and danger. Three cheers for the gallant boys! We are indebted to the kind citizens for many thin