ported from Charleston, May 23d, that he found some 350 men, in five companies, at Buffalo; that within two or three weeks he could probably raise fifteen or sixteen companies, but that the country was destitute of fabric suitable for uniforms.
McCausland, covering the front on the Ohio river, reported Federal troops concentrating at and about Gallipolis, Ohio, on the 26th, and Tompkins, hastening to Charleston from his post at Kanawha Falls, sent McCausland as a special messenger to Governor Letcher to inform him of the disaffection of the population of the Kanawha region, of the difficulty of procuring reliable troops, and the imminent danger of invasion.
After sending this dispatch on the 28th, Tompkins issued a spirited appeal, calling the men of Virginia—men of Kanawha, to arms.
On the 23d of April, ex-Gov. Henry A. Wise tendered his services to Virginia.
Subsequently he was appointed brigadier-general and given authority to raise a force to be called Wise's legion.
major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Magruder, John Bowie, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Ramsey, William H., lieutenant-colonel; Smith, Andrew J., major; Wade, Benjamin H., major, lieutenant-colonel.
Fifty-seventh Militia regiment: Kamey, Sanford J., colonel.
Fifty-eighth Infantry regiment: Board, Francis H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Booker, George E., major; Crutchfield, Stapleton, major, lieutenant-colonel; Goode, Edmund, colonel; Kasey, John G., major, lieutenant-colonel; Letcher, Samuel H., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Walker, Edward T., major.
Fifty-ninth Infantry regiment: Anderson, Frank P., lieutenant-colonel; Henningsen, Charles F., colonel; Jones, Joseph, lieutenant-colonel; Lawson, John, major; Mosby, Robert G., major; Tabb, William B., colonel.
Fifty-ninth Militia regiment: Copeland, John R., colonel.
Sixtieth Infantry regiment: Corley, James L., lieutenant-colonel; Gilliam, William A., lieutenant-colonel; Hammond, George W., major, lieutenant-colo