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male citizens remaining in the city, between the ages of 16 and 50, are requested to enroll themselves for active duty at home, in some military company.--Directions are given for obtaining a full list of all such persons.
This is certainly a wise step; for all who enjoy the protection of the laws should lend their aid in promoting the public security.
The election passed off to-day quietly.
The vote was large considering the number of absent persons. Mon CŒur.
Suffolk, May 23, 1861.
One of the most painful results in the history of the present war occurred near this place this morning.
As I telegraphed you, Capt. C. F. Fisher, of the Petersburg Cavalry, shot himself dead this morning with a pistol, while on the march with his company to this place.
The removal of the company to some point accessible to Petersburg had been procured by the inferior officers, with the hope that Captain Fisher might be prevailed upon to return to his home in that city, it having