provost-marshal and the garrison and the detectives could not still the refrain— The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! for it was in the hearts of the people and it was true!
The rendezvous of the drilled volunteers produced three crack companies under Capt. E. R. Dorsey, Baltimore City Guards; Capt. Wm. H. Murray, Maryland Guards, and Capt. J. Lyle Clarke, Independent Grays.
And soon after was organized another company under Capt. Michael Stone Robertson, of Charles county, whose company came from the counties of St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles.
These Richmond companies were mustered into the service of Virginia, May 17th and 18th and June 17th. Captain Clarke elected to take his company into the Twenty-first Virginia regiment.
It served its year with great eclat and was the crack company of that part of the army.
The other three were united to the battalion at Harper's Ferry.
Virginia troops had by that time been taken en m
Platt. Sergeants, James Farrell, Louis Neidhammer, James Shields.
Corporals, George Ross, Eli Fishpan, Samuel Kirk, Charles Fercoit.
Musician, Andrew Myers.
Company H—Captain, Wm. H. Murray.
FirstLieu-tenant, George Thomas.
Second-Lieutenant, Francis X. Ward, Richard T. Gilmor, W. P. Dollinger. FirstSer-geant, John H. Sullivan. Sergeants, McHenry Howard, James Lyon, Chapman B. Briscoe. Corporals, Edward Johnson, Richard C. Mackall, Clapham Murray, Wm. S. Lemmon.
Company I—Captain, Michael S. Robertson.
FirstLieu-tenant, Hugh Mitchell.
Second-Lieutenant, Hezekiah H. Bean, Eugene Diggs.
First-Sergeant, John J. Brawner. Sergeants, John H. Stone, F. L. Higdon, Wm. H. Rison, Warren W. Ward. Corporals, Z. Francis Freeman, Francis L. Higdon, Thomas I. Green, Thomas L. Hannon.
Company C (Second）—Captain, Edmund Barry. First-Lieutenant, John Marshall.
Second-Lieutenant, Wm. H. Edelin, Tom Washington Smith.
First-Sergeant, Albert Tolson.
Sergeants, Richard Brown, William Barry