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Nineteenth Regiment.

--At length this Regiment is fully officered, and, if needs be, will soon be ready for service. The Board of Officers, at a meeting held last Wednesday night, determined to have regular drills, and thus perfect themselves in their duties. The old maxim of "in time of peace prepare for war," is one that the militia should always act upon; for raw soldiers, when called into line, are a little better than a herd of sheep. Virginia now, more than ever, requires her sons to be prepared to protect her rights and redress her wrongs. From the indications around us, we are on the verge of troublous times, and come what may, as prudent, patriotic people, we should have our armour burnished and our forces ready for the tray. We annex a list of the officers of this Regiment:

Colonel.--Thomas J. Evans.

Captains of the Line.--John F. Stagg, P. E. Dupuy, R. J. Denny, Stephen E. Morgan, James R. Chamberlain, Wm. J. Epps, D. W. Saunders.

Lieutenants of the LineS. S. Nicholas, Wm. R. Todd, Edward King, Jos. J. White, M. M. Lipscomb, F. B. Law, Adolphus Gary, W. P. Gilman, First Lieutenants. Wm. F. Atkinson, Robert P. Southall, A. B. Seay, C. D. McIndoe, A. A. Lorentz, Samuel H. Boykin, Second Lieutenants.

Let the officers carry out their intention of drilling and preparing themselves to fill their posts creditably — let them, by falling into line and shouldering their muskets, learn to obey, and they will then have very little trouble in commanding, when required to do so. The mere theoretical knowledge of an officer's duty is not enough to make a successful commander. Practice is essential, and practice in all the various positions of the soldier, is the only means of becoming perfect.

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