his army, or the greater portion of it, for the Peninsula.
We shall have stirring times here.
Our troops are to be marched through Richmond immediately, for the defense of Yorktown--the same town surrendered by Lord Cornwallis to Washington.
But its fall or its successful defense now will signify nothing.
Martial law has been proclaimed.
Some consternation among the citizens — they dislike martial law.
Gen. Winder has established a guard yer of modest pretensions, who, although he has lived for several years in this city, does not seem to have a dozen acquaintances.
But he inherits a name, being descended from Thomas Jefferson, and, I believe, likewise from the Mr. Randolph in Washington's cabinet.
Mr. Randolph was a captain at Bethel under Magruder; and subsequently promoted to a colonelcy.
Announcing his determination to quit the military service more than a month ago, he entered the field as a competitor for the seat in Co