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Ashland, Hanover Co.,1 Va., May 14th, 1861. Being a member of the "Meadsville Grays," a rifle company from Halifax county, and that company having been overlooked by your correspondence, I take the liberty of calling your attention to the fact that that company is still in existence, and in camp at Ashland. Mr. Richard Logan is our Captain. He graduated several years ago at Lexington, and is, perhaps, equal in point of military skill to any officer here. Our First lieutenant is Mr. Samuel Kent; he is a second Winfield Scott in stature, but a much better man in character. The company numbers about sixty-five men, all of whom are eager to begin the conflict which will decide the fact that we mean to be free, or consign us to soldiers' graves. Our rifles, which were furnished by the voluntary contributions of the citizens of Halifax, are the best that I have seen. The rifle of itself is a formidable weapon, (the ball will take effect a mile,) but it is rendered still more so