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From Portsmouth.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Portsmouth, April 26, 1861. Nothing new here. The battery at the Hospital is vigorously prosecuting. There are about 800 troops there, composed of our own volunteers and the four companies from Georgia. There is a parade every evening, at 6 o'clock, when the grounds are thronged with ladies, cheering by their presence and smiles the men who are to defend them. I heard a gentleman say he did not think the officers wh, we are yet not cast down, but resolved to resist to the death in defence of our homes, our firesides, and our liberties. Old Dominion. From the Camp.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Headquarters Third Reg't, Va. Vols., April 26, 1861. Having been comfortably quartered at the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, which is now the headquarters of the Third Regiment, commanded by Col. James Gregory Hodges, Lieutenant Colonel D. J. Godwin, and Major Wm. C. Wingfield, I avail my
From Norfolk.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Va., April 26, 1861 Everything is apparently calm and quiet here, but it may be compared to that calmness that often precedes the impending storm. Our boys are ready and anxious to meet the foe. --There is, of course, a sad feeling in consequence of the state of affairs; but as to the word "fear," it is not known in this section. I give you a few items of news, and will continue from day to day, as I become in possession of facts. One hundred negroes, volunteers, arrived from Petersburg yesterday, were sent down to Fort Norfolk in the steamer Wilson, and are now quartered there. The United Fire and Artillery Company have charge of the guns at Fort Norfolk.-- These men will do fearful execution if necessity requires it. They number largely, and the most of them expert gunners, having seen actual service before this. Ten guns, of the heaviest kind, have already been mounted at the Naval Hospi
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Powhatan. Ballsville, Powhatan, April 26, 1861. Powhatan is said to be a "slow" county, and perhaps it has been; but it seems fully determined now to wipe from its escutcheon the tarnish of Old Fogyism, and to vie with its neighbors in devotion to the interests of our glorious Old Dominion. More than two months ago we flung to the breeze at this place a secession flag, with appropriate speeches and ceremonies, of which, through some misunderstanding, you were not then informed as was intended. Since then the secession feeling has been largely on the increase, and on receiving the intelligence from Fort Sumter, the few remaining Unionists in this neighborhood succumbed, and they are now among our most zealous advocates of State-Rights, and resistance to the Abolition authorities. You have no idea of the enthusiasm which prevails among all classes since the secession of the State. By the bye, the generous and chivalric
By the Governor of Virginia.a proclamation. The Convention of the Commonwealth of Virginia having adopted, on the 26th day of April, 1861, an ordinance "to amend the Constitution of this Commonwealth, so as to strike out the 22d and 23d sections of the 4th article of the present Constitution, and insert a section in lieu thereof, and having adopted a schedule to accompany the same, and by the schedule thereto annexed, required polls to be opened for the ratification or rejection of thion of "An ordinance to amend the Constitution of this Commonwealth so as to strike out the 22d and 23d sections of the 4th article of the present Constitution," adopted in Convention at the city of Richmond, on the twenty-sixth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one. 2. The poll book shall be headed "Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia," and shall contain two column, one headed "For the Amendment and the other" Against the Amendment, and the names of those who vote fo
er, he never heard of one of these State muskets bursting, or that they were deemed inefficient. All then in the arsenals had been subjected to very severe testing some time previous to the war. The many muskets made in this armory, which never were issued, and therefore never abused, must be capable of their best possible service. There may be good reasons — not, however, to the writer, or to the public — for the wholesale rejection of, and refusal to use, those arms, and their designed sale for almost nothing, when arms are so greatly needed. But even with no more evidence than his own experience and recollections of their use and value, though of time forty-nine years past, he cannot believe that these muskets are not good enough to be put to good use at the present time. Would that they were in the hands of the brave Marylanders, who, almost without arms, are now fighting our battle on their own soil, and at their own expense of blood and treasure! April 26, 1861. 181