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ressed the laws of my nativity, and no man will do more to aid Virginia than myself. I am no supporter of Lincoln, having in the Presidential election voted for John Bell. Besides, I am a native-born Virginian, and have never been North to be imbued with Northern principles; neither have I ever read the Black Republican platform. I know nothing of their politics. "By giving this a place in your columns, you will oblige, Yours respectfully, "Wm. Wakefield. "Portsmouth, May 28, 1861." There is nothing more of public interest occurring here. Old Dominion P. S.--I hear that a large number of mattresses and bedding have been seen floating about Old Point. It is supposed that there is a pestilence — probably the small-pox — in the Fort, as reported some time ago. This may in some measure account for the large number of troops (said to be 5,000) tented through the woods at Newport News, and for the occupation of Segar's farm. If the floating about of this bed
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.a monument to Jackson, &c. Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., May 28, 1861. I returned form Camp Lee, in Berkeley county, within nine miles of the Pennsylvania line, and opposite Williamsport, Md.,) at a late hour yesterday evening. I had the pleasure of passing the first Sabbath of camp life, enjoyed by our noble regiment, in their company. Colonel Allen and Lieut. Colonel Luckland, I could almost say, are idolized by our boys, were it not that the devotions of that day, paid to the Most High, showed that there is One honored in their heart of hearts with an intensity of fervor still more ardent than their patriotism. A large number of these soldiers and officers are, in time of peace, foremost in our community as lay preachers of "the everlasting Gospel." At 11 A. M., the standing crowd, mingled with ladies, citizens, children and nurses, from all that Horse-Shoe peninsula at the toe of which the camp stands, in a dense forest,) wer
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.the war spirit in Mecklenburg-- barbecue --eloquent speeches — John S. Carlile, &c. Clarksville, Va. May 28, 1861. Having seen your request that your friends should furnish you with all important news, I will now endeavor to supply you with all news transpiring in Mecklenburg. The war spirit is very contagious throughout the entire county, and I believe it is more prevalent here than anything else. The formation of volunteer companies is now a prominent characteristic of Mecklenburg. On Saturday last I had the good pleasure of being present at a barbecue, given by the people of Blue Shore, for the purpose of forming a volunteer company. A large number of persons were present, and manifested a desire that the company should be immediately organized. As soon as dinner was served up, we had the exquisite gratification of listening to the stump eloquence of Messrs. Boswell and McPhail.--The substance of Mr. Boswell's speech was, t
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Blacksburg. Blacksburg, Va., May 28th, 1861. The Giles company arrived at Blacksburg on the evening of the 27th inst. They were heartily received by the citizens of the town, and quartered at the Olni and Preston Institute or College. The town and neighborhood provided amply for the company. A handler set of men I never saw, and the way they can handle a rifle cannot be beat by any set of men in Southwestern Virginia. Old Montgomery and Giles forever! They will send men and money, and her boys and old men, to support the war; and ladies, too. God bless the ladies of Virginia! for they are steel to the heart in this cause. Blacksburg.
Meeting of Railroad Super intendents. --Pursuant to a request made by the Governor of Virginia, a meeting of the Superintendents of the Railroads in the State was held in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 28th, 1861. Present — E. H. Gill, Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; H. D. Bird, South-Side Railroad; C. O. Sanford, Petersburg Railroad; Thos. Dodamead, Virginia Central Railroad; S. Ruth, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad; Charles G. Talcott, Richmond and Danville Railroad; R. H. Temple, Richmond and York River Railroad; John M. Robinson, Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad: and T. H. Wynne, Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. On motion, H. D. Bird was called to the Chair, and T. H. Wynne appointed Secretary. Mr. Sanford informed the meeting that by his invitation, Mr. S. L. Fremont, Superintendent of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, in North Carolina, was present, and on motion Mr. Fremont was invited to take a seat in the Convention. The Governor having b
take, At least an Edsworth they should pay. He loved his flag, and wished it saved, He prized the beauties that it wore; Near Vernon's sleeping Chief it waved-- His house the name of "Marshall" bore. But hark! the sound of fife and drum, In glittering files behold the foe; With shouts and cries they come, they come! They halt, menacing, at his door. "Down with your flag," the spoilers cry, O! how his brave pulsations bound! Did he obey? His shots reply, He brought his forman to the ground, But he fell too — for country's sake, He on her altar bleeding lies, He sleeps — in realms of bliss to wake, For God accepts the sacrifice. That blood will bless his Mother State-- He died obedient to her laws; And while in tears we mourn his fate, We joy he bled in freedom's cause, And though from earth thus rudely torn, The living shall enshrine his fame, And little children, yet unborn, Will learn to lisp the martyr's name. M. B. Wharton. Culpeper, Va., May 28, 1861.