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(Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.)sword Presentation — orders to march — the Dispatch, &c. Thos. Artillery Winter Q'rs. December 29, 1861. Yesterday, Rev. F. McCarthy, Jr., a member of our Company, presented to our 2d Lieutenant, E. J. Anderson, in behalf of the company, which was drawn up to witness the ceremony, a beautiful sword — the one noticed in the Dispatch a few days since-- "as a memento of their admiration and gratitude for his gentlemanly, benevolent, and gallant conduct." The speeches were brief, but to the point, and the boys gave three rousing cheers when the Lieutenant closed. On the day of the Drainsville fight, our company was ordered to hitch the horses and cook two days rations, instantly. We were in perfect ignorance of the skirmish that caused the order; and, as we had given up all hopes of another general engagement with the Yankees, the cry "to arms," came like a thunder-clap from a clear sky. Numberless were the speculations indulged co<