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The Daily Dispatch: June 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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djutant, composed of ten companies, left the city on yesterday, via the York River Railroad, bound East. The men received their marching orders one hour before the line was formed and the command issued to strike their tents. Of course, when they reached the depot they were smartly blown, and in no humor to answer questions of any kind. Pendant to this regiment was a company of men called the "Bumgardner Excelsior Rifles, " some 25 in number, commanded by a man whom we heard called Ed. Richards.--The latter, in reply to a polite inquiry on our part as to the name, &c., of his command, very curtly refused the information sought, and volunteered his opinion in favor of the propriety of abolishing all newspapers, especially the Dispatch, against whom he exhibited unmistakable signs of ill-will. When the commander of the "Bumgardner Rifles" has lived longer in the world, his experience will teach him that " a soft answer turneth away wrath." In the meantime, the writer desires to