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trious predecessors. Gen. Lee will not after his plans a jot or tittle. The feeling in this city is as it always has been — calm and determined. The citizens of Richmond have been too long familiar with the threatening demonstrations of the Yankees to be alarmed at them. They had rather any day see their city in ashes than in the possession of the Yankees; but they do not believe that it ever will be in their hands. It has been defended eight times by the Confederate army, to which Richmond has furnished her full quota, and if there were not troops enough to meet the ninth assault there are non- conscripts enough to take the field and aid them in again driving away the hordes that seek to gratify their fiendish malignity by the pillaging of this city and the persecution of her citizens. No community ever displayed a more loyal or determined spirit. They rely implicitly upon the indomitable courage of the Confederate troops, and, if need be, are ready to enter the breach with
The Daily Dispatch: June 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee advance — a change of Base. (search)
nd upon all other citizens to organize companies for the defence of this city against immediate attack of the enemy. They are approaching, and you may have to meet them before Monday morning. I can do no more than give you this warning of their near approach. Remember New Orleans! Richmond is now in your hands. Let it not fall under the rule of another Butler. Rally, then, to your officers to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, on Broad street, in front of the City Hall. Jos. Mayo, Mayor Richmond. Saturday afternoon, June 27, 1863. The regiments which assembled in the Square were notified to be in readiness at the same place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, and assembled at the time appointed, with ranks very much increased. It was the general impression on the part of those who witnessed the parade that the city troops of Richmond were numerous enough, and well drilled enough, to defend the city without the aid of the very large body of regulars who are in and around