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From Yorktown. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Yorktown, July 24th, 1861. The news from Manassas has sent a thrill of joy and gratitude through all hearts here. As it was announced in our camp and another, peal after peal of loud huzzas went up, until the welkin rang with the universal shout — In the Georgia camp the scene was lively and animating. The soldiers repaired in a body to the quarters of Col. Colquitt, and in response to their calls he and Maj. Tracy, Lieut. Colonel Newton, and others, responded in eloquent and patriotic sentiments — There was one thought to mar the general joy of the occasion — that was, the thought of the dead. Yet there is not a soldier here who would not have shared the perils and risked the fate of that great battle. All here are impatient for action and deplore the chances which brought them here, while their friends and companions in arms are in the midst of such stirring scenes elsewhere. I have not seen in the service finer<
d and co-operation of such invaluable adjuncts as women, and just as certainly "none but the brave deserve the fair."While nobly sending forth brothers, sons and husbands, with words of cheer, they bid them do their duty, saying "return with your shield or on it." "We wait to welcome thee home."In passing through the establishment of Mr. Ruskell, yesterday morning, we saw another evidence of the devotion of the fair sex. in a splendid flag which the ladies of Hanover were having made for Captain Newton's gallant boys. It will be remembered that they lost two of their men in the battle last Sunday. This flag has the Virginia coat of arms on one side, and on the obverse is an eagle clutching a shield, inscribed, "Victory awaits the Brave," encircled by the words "Resistance to oppression is obedience to God." It is of heavy blue silk and worthy of being carried to battle by the brave men to whom it will be confided. In the battle last Sunday the enemy sought to gain a mean advantage b