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icest garlands upon their graves, and transmit their deeds in grateful remembrance to their children. I merely give your readers an idea of the tone of his sentiments. Wm. Wakefield, another of the seventy-five, comes out in a card this morning in the Transcript, disclaiming disloyalty to Virginia. Hear him: "Messrs. Editors: I see in your paper my name as one of the men that voted against secession. In voting against secession, I did not consider it voting against the State of Virginia--that I should be called disloyal to the State. In no single instance have I ever transgressed the laws of my nativity, and no man will do more to aid Virginia than myself. I am no supporter of Lincoln, having in the Presidential election voted for John Bell. Besides, I am a native-born Virginian, and have never been North to be imbued with Northern principles; neither have I ever read the Black Republican platform. I know nothing of their politics. "By giving this a place in
Strengthening the column. Additional troops are being daily dispatched across the river from this point, and it is understood as fast as the ten additional regiments expected to arrive here very shortly, reach Washington, the troops now here will be sent over by regiments. The Seventy-first New York Regiment left their quarters at the Washington Navy-Yard at 2 o'clock this morning, upon steamers for Alexandria, where they now form part of Gen. McDowell's command. The Northeastern Virginia military Department. The boundaries of the military department to the command of which General Irwin McDowell has been assigned, comprises all that part of Virginia east of the Alleghany mountains and north of James river, except Fort Monroe, and sixty miles around that point. Arrests by secession forces at Fairfax. We hear by a gentleman from the neighborhood of Fairfax Court-House that three persons were arrested at that place yesterday by the secession troops. One of
the character of her sea-board, and such the breadth of swamp and sand-barren lining its whole extent — can only be invaded from the Chesapeake, from Charleston, from New Orleans, or from the Upper Mississippi. From the Chesapeake only Eastern Virginia can be assailed; for any attempt to reach North Carolina or distant parts of the interior would require long lines of communication, crossing wide rivers which could readily be broken up. Charleston is now closed by impregnable forts. New Ois protected by its distance, its miasma, and its boundless and fathomless swamps. The Mississippi above Memphis is securely guarded by swamps, by canebrakes, and by batteries of columbiads. All the South is secure from invasion except Eastern Virginia. All the South can, therefore, afford to concentrate its forces in our State. These forces are pouring in upon us in formidable numbers, and we think the cause is safe. The presence of the Confederate Government is equivalent to a host of
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Blacksburg. Blacksburg, Va., May 28th, 1861. The Giles company arrived at Blacksburg on the evening of the 27th inst. They were heartily received by the citizens of the town, and quartered at the Olni and Preston Institute or College. The town and neighborhood provided amply for the company. A handler set of men I never saw, and the way they can handle a rifle cannot be beat by any set of men in Southwestern Virginia. Old Montgomery and Giles forever! They will send men and money, and her boys and old men, to support the war; and ladies, too. God bless the ladies of Virginia! for they are steel to the heart in this cause. Blacksburg.