ration of Mounted Rangers was ascertained to be a controlling necessity.
The Republic of Texas also owes a large debt of gratitude to her Mounted Rangers, for valuable assistance in releasing her from the yoke of Mexican bondage.
Taking all the evidence on record about such troops, we are constrained to admit their efficiency as adjuncts to regular armies, and in the belief that when Virginia does strike a blow at Federal usurpations she means it to be one that will tell for good, we may express the confident hope and wish of the people that Mounted Rangers may be allowed to share in the glory of the achievement.
A fine corps of Rangers was organized in this city Saturday night, and the following officers elected: Col. J. Travis Rosser, Captain; H. Lindsey, First Lieutenant; J. M, Monteiro, Second Lieutenant; C Drewry, Third Lieutenant; A. Mitler, First Sergeant; A. A. Monteiro, Second Sergeant; A. O. Brummel, Third Sergeant; M. Conway, Fourth Sergeant; Dr. M. B. Carter, Surgeon.