s worn off somewhat; the flashing eyes and impassioned jestures with which Lincoln's diabolical policy was at first discussed, have given place to rigid brows, and sternly compressed lips which speak of determination unconquerable as death.
There are three volunteer companies in our county.--The Essex Light Dragoo?s, numbering 63, commanded by Dr. Stark Cauthorn--a man who was born to rule. His Lieutenants are intelligent, brave and chivalrous gentlemen.--Our gallant ex-Congressman, Muscoe Russell Garnett, is serving as a private in the ranks.
The "Essex Sharp-Shooters," 70 strong clad in the "irrepressible grey," are commanded by Capt. Burke.
This company is as well drilled as any in Eastern Virginia, made up of brave and honorable men. The Artillery company has been lately organized, and numbers 65.
Its officers, like those of the other companies, are intelligent and high-toned gentlemen.
The ranks are filled up principally by hardy mechanies — stalwart working men — who are