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Augusta county (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
on. The right spirit prevails among our people. Rockingham has covered herself all over with glory. I hope it is so all over the State. Virginia is aroused. She is pluck to the back-bone, and the hireling mercenaries of Abraham will soon find out they have "awoke the wrong passenger." Thousands of reports reach us daily — some too ridiculous to be believed. Some are well founded, as an occasional messenger comes from the telegraph office at Staunton. To-day the Springhill (Augusta county) Rifles were presented with a beautiful Southern Confederacy flag by the ladies of Harrisonburg. The presentation speech was made by C. C. Strayer, Esq., and the flag was received by Col. Doyle, of Staunton, on behalf of his boys. Both speeches were very fine, and many wet eyes were in the multitude.--As the companies passing have only now and then an occasional flag, the ladies of this place have prepared another for presentation, and it is already upon a handsome staff.--There was al
Springfield, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): article 1
are quartered in the Court-House. Other companies are arriving — all bound for the seat of war. If the East and West are doing like the Valley, at least sixty thousand troops are now under arms in Virginia. Our people fall into the ranks of passing companies. Volunteer companies are forming. There was two, I understand, formed to-day. Arms must be supplied at once, as there is no lack of men. Many are going without uniforms, so anxious are all for a chance at the scalp of Abraham, of Springfield. To-day, previous to the departure of one of our cavalry companies, the Union Cavalry, by a unanimous vote of the company, struck off "U," which stood for Union, and went with only a "C" on their caps. It is now the "Se-(C.)-session Cavalry. Strong disposition exists hereabouts to strike the "U." out of the dictionary, as we are not for the Union, nor unwilling to fight those who are. Troops are taken care of and quartered by our people, and there is much contention among citi
he hireling mercenaries of Abraham will soon find out they have "awoke the wrong passenger." Thousands of reports reach us daily — some too ridiculous to be believed. Some are well founded, as an occasional messenger comes from the telegraph office at Staunton. To-day the Springhill (Augusta county) Rifles were presented with a beautiful Southern Confederacy flag by the ladies of Harrisonburg. The presentation speech was made by C. C. Strayer, Esq., and the flag was received by Col. Doyle, of Staunton, on behalf of his boys. Both speeches were very fine, and many wet eyes were in the multitude.--As the companies passing have only now and then an occasional flag, the ladies of this place have prepared another for presentation, and it is already upon a handsome staff.--There was also a flag presented to the Harrisonburg Cavalry this morning, previous to their departure, by the same fair hands. The presentations took place from the portico of the Exchange Hotel. Our Hom
Samuel Letcher (search for this): article 1
ce of the Dispatch.] Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1861. The notes of martial music greet our ears all day long. Soldiers marching and counter marching continually. Truly, where do all these men come from? It must be that the doom of Abraham is fixed. Company after company, battalion after battalion, march on. To-day have passed six companies of Cavalry and three or four companies of Infantry, making a full regiment of about 900 or 1000 men.--To-night the Rockbridge Rifles, Capt. Saml. Letcher, (John's brother,)--a large company — are quartered in the Court-House. Other companies are arriving — all bound for the seat of war. If the East and West are doing like the Valley, at least sixty thousand troops are now under arms in Virginia. Our people fall into the ranks of passing companies. Volunteer companies are forming. There was two, I understand, formed to-day. Arms must be supplied at once, as there is no lack of men. Many are going without uniforms, so anxious are al
Rockingham (search for this): article 1
"C" on their caps. It is now the "Se-(C.)-session Cavalry. Strong disposition exists hereabouts to strike the "U." out of the dictionary, as we are not for the Union, nor unwilling to fight those who are. Troops are taken care of and quartered by our people, and there is much contention among citizens to get enough of the "sogers." Farmers haul in provisions for them — some ready cooked — and make them take it along when they go on. The right spirit prevails among our people. Rockingham has covered herself all over with glory. I hope it is so all over the State. Virginia is aroused. She is pluck to the back-bone, and the hireling mercenaries of Abraham will soon find out they have "awoke the wrong passenger." Thousands of reports reach us daily — some too ridiculous to be believed. Some are well founded, as an occasional messenger comes from the telegraph office at Staunton. To-day the Springhill (Augusta county) Rifles were presented with a beautiful Souther<
C. C. Strayer (search for this): article 1
is aroused. She is pluck to the back-bone, and the hireling mercenaries of Abraham will soon find out they have "awoke the wrong passenger." Thousands of reports reach us daily — some too ridiculous to be believed. Some are well founded, as an occasional messenger comes from the telegraph office at Staunton. To-day the Springhill (Augusta county) Rifles were presented with a beautiful Southern Confederacy flag by the ladies of Harrisonburg. The presentation speech was made by C. C. Strayer, Esq., and the flag was received by Col. Doyle, of Staunton, on behalf of his boys. Both speeches were very fine, and many wet eyes were in the multitude.--As the companies passing have only now and then an occasional flag, the ladies of this place have prepared another for presentation, and it is already upon a handsome staff.--There was also a flag presented to the Harrisonburg Cavalry this morning, previous to their departure, by the same fair hands. The presentations took place fro
From the Valley of Virginia. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1861. The notes of martial music greet our ears all day long. Soldiers marching and counter marching continually. Truly, where do all these men come from? It must be that the doom of Abraham is fixed. Company after company, battalion after battalion, march on. To-day have passed six companies of Cavalry and three or four companies of Infantry, making a full regiment of about 900 or 1000 men.--To-night the Rockbridge Rifles, Capt. Saml. Letcher, (John's brother,)--a large company — are quartered in the Court-House. Other companies are arriving — all bound for the seat of war. If the East and West are doing like the Valley, at least sixty thousand troops are now under arms in Virginia. Our people fall into the ranks of passing companies. Volunteer companies are forming. There was two, I understand, formed to-day. Arms must be supplied at once, as there is no lack of men.
April 19th, 1861 AD (search for this): article 1
From the Valley of Virginia. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1861. The notes of martial music greet our ears all day long. Soldiers marching and counter marching continually. Truly, where do all these men come from? It must be that the doom of Abraham is fixed. Company after company, battalion after battalion, march on. To-day have passed six companies of Cavalry and three or four companies of Infantry, making a full regiment of about 900 or 1000 men.--To-night the Rockbridge Rifles, Capt. Saml. Letcher, (John's brother,)--a large company — are quartered in the Court-House. Other companies are arriving — all bound for the seat of war. If the East and West are doing like the Valley, at least sixty thousand troops are now under arms in Virginia. Our people fall into the ranks of passing companies. Volunteer companies are forming. There was two, I understand, formed to-day. Arms must be supplied at once, as there is no lack of men