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The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from the Camp at Ashland. Camp Ashland, Hanover co., Va., May 12, 1861. Among the troops encamped here are the following companies: Cavalry.--Governor's Guard; Chesterfield, company B; Hanover Troop; Henrico Troop; Amelia Light Dragoons. Infantry--Young Guard, Richmond; Chatham Grays, company A; Halifax Light Guard; Mount Vernon Guard; Chesterfield Central Guard. Riflemen.--Old Dominion Rifles, Bedford Rifle Greys. From an observation of the troops concentrated here, I can say that a finer body of men can nowhere be found. I recognize many smiling faces from Richmond, and have been happy to meet with many an old friend. The gusto with which they partake of the cool spring water is astonishing. Havelock.
Va., June 14th, 1861. In the various letters written from Yorktown giving an account of the late battle at Bethel Church. I see no mention of the battalion that was first on the field that occupied Bethel a week before the battle was in the heated the engagement, and received the thanks of Col. Magruder himself for its mootness — I refer to the Virginia battalion, under command of our gallant Major E. B. Montague, consisting of the Halifax Light Infantry under Capt. John Grammer; Chatham Grays, Capt Werth, and a part of the Old Dominion R tl s. Capt. Dickerson. Tuesday evening, June 5th. Capt. Werth was ordered to Bethel Church with his company, and one Howitzer, Capt. Brown commanding, and on the morning of the 6th, Major Montague followed with Capt. Grammer's company, a part of Capt. Dickerson's company, one Hawitzer; Nottoway Cavalry, Capt. Jones; Charles City Cavalry, Capt. Donthat On the evening of the 7th our commander, Major Montague having heard that the enemy were lan