St. Lawrence County, N. Y.
, and the war.--A person in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County
, writes us: “
So far as St. Lawrence County
is concerned, this is a mistake.
The larger portion of the Sixteenth regiment is from this county.
Two companies and the lieutenant-colonel went from this little village.
Some fifteen of the young men in the academy enlisted at the first call, and quite a number were rejected by the over-scrupulous inspecting officer.
A portion of the Eighteenth regiment is from this county.
Between fifty and one hundred have enlisted in the engineer regiment mustered at Elmira
, while over five hundred are now encamped at Ogdensburg
, with the prospect of filling up a complete regiment before the week is out. Several of as good young men as our county contains have already offered up their lives for their country.
In all no less than fifteen hundred are now in arms, and we hope that two thousand will be serving their country before the month is out.
Please give us credit for having raised a little more than a ‘corporal's guard.’
We ought to do more, and we are trying to do it.
”--N. Y. World, Sept