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there, and it will be one of the happiest recollections of my life. I have said but little about army movements, because I do not think it prudent. In our Colonel we have a kind friend, a cool and brave commander, and in our Captain the tenderest of fathers. P. S.--As we may take the field soon, we will greatly need tents. Can they be had? They would save the life of more than one man in my company. Twelve will do for a company. Headquarters young Guard, Yorktown, June 4, 1861. Everything is quiet at this camp. Last night we had a heavy rain, which lasted about an hour, and, being camped in "pine huts," constructed by the ingenuity of our boys, which were not water proof, we obtained a considerable "ducking." We are sorry to say that, in the whole of Col. August's regiment, there are only four tents. Can not something better than this be done? To-day the whole camp is engaged in burnishing arms and drying blankets, which will prove to be a good day's w
From camp Pickens.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, June 4th, 1861. Sunday morning I commenced a letter to you in a strain but poorly suited to its abrupt termination. In camp there is very little recognition of the Sabbath day, and in place of the sweet chimings of the church bells, calling to the house of prayer, the sound of the pick and spade, wielded by more than five hundred men, was heard about the entrenchments, to which I alluded in my last, and instead of the solemn invocation, "let us pray," the command, "fall in for guard," summoned nearly half of the First Regiment, now left in the camp, to that decidedly unpleasant duty. In response to this call, I was forced to bring my letter abruptly to an end, being detailed for — as I consider it — the most disagreeable and unsafe of all sentinel duty, picket guard. Irksome and trying, however, as are those duties, no exercise of authority is necessary, or even thought of, to
[for the Richmond Dispatch.]a plan to raise means to carry on the war. Norfolk, June 4th, 1861. Now, that we are so much in want of money to defray the expenses which ever accompanies a war, there can be no doubt in the patriot's mind in regard to the fact that we should be willing and ready to lay all our goods upon the altar of this oppressed country. As I know of a very good way to raise money — a plan which has never before been suggested — I thought it well to give you my opinion upon the means, requisite for raising a large quantity of money, and ask you to develop the ideas in your own language. I am not capable of doing so myself, else I would save you the trouble. The plan is this: For all families in the country who own silver plate, to give, and that soon, all their unnecessary silver — all that is not essential to their comfort — to the Secretary of the Treasury; he to send it to the Southern mints, to be coined for the use of the Government. A moment's
The Fairfax skirmish.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] FairfaxC. H. June 4th, 1861. On last Saturday morning news came that a company of cavalry, numbering about 80 men, well armed and equipped, had attacked the Prince William cavalry and the Warren on Rifles, who were stationed here as an advanced guard, the truth of which we doubted when we first heard it. Very soon, however, a guard came in, bringing three prisoners and horses, one of them being pretty severely wounded; all doubt was then at an end.--From the best information that we could gain, it is said that, at first, they would not fight, and did not do so until they were severely lecture by their captain. They then charged on the cavalry, who fled and fell back on the Warrenton Rifles, who met and repulsed them, not, however, without some loss, as they lost their captain, Mr. J. Q. Marr. The Federal troops, finding the fire too hot for them, retired toward Alexandria, leaving seven of their horses dead in
From Harper's Ferry,[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Harper's Ferry, June 4, 1861. Your regular correspondent (Pen) has been absent for some time, on account of the death of his father, and consequently there are no communications in your paper from this place. Doubtless, all who have friends in the army here look eagerly for his article at very issue. But whether the contribution is by "Pen" or "Cassius," the interest which every Virginian feels in the war will make it acceptable, though the scribbling of the letter have fewer claims to consideration on the score of merit. It is difficult to give accurate statements about matters and things here. Innumerable reports of every description are in circulation — by whom or for what purpose they are started no one knows, and I presume no one cares — as all, with very few exceptions, turn out to be only reports. If it were prudent for such a thing to be published in a newspaper, I could give you some idea of