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The Elizabeth city soldiers. --We would again call attention to the necessities of the Elizabeth City soldiers. As Jackson was the first Virginia martyr in the cause of Southern independence, Hampton was the first Virginia town which has been literally destroyed by the scourge of invasion. No one can think without a tear of the fate of that beautiful village, and of the refined and noble- hearted people who have been driven from its quiet homes, and whose roof trees are all in ashes. The whole of that region has been desolated by the vandals, and, if any who have suffered in the Southern cause deserve sympathy and aid, their claims are pre-eminent above all. We appeal again for assistance to the soldiers of this oppressed and devoted section who are now in the Confederate service. They have been driven from their homes, leaving all their wordily goods behind them — many of them bringing away only the clothes on their backs, such as were suited to the warm season that had the