Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Polities, &c., in Rockingham.
Harrisonburg, Va, Jan. 22.
After the regimental meeting yesterday, the candidates for the Convention
Each made his bow, announced himself, and argued his own claims, and advocated his own view of what the Convention
should do. The following comprise the candidates so far; Col. A. S. Gray
, Union; John F. Lewis
, Union; John C. Walker
, Secession; Dr. A. M. Newman
, Secession; Jno. C. Woodson
, Contingent; Dr. A. S. Coffiman
, Union; Addison Harper
Last night the Regimental officers
were elected as follows; Colonel, S. B. Gibbons
; Lieut. Colonel, E. T. H. Warren
; 1st Major
, Dr. Burke Chisman
, 2d Major, Geo. W. Miller
This is a good selection, and the First Regiment of Rockinghom Volunteers will make a mark, if called into action.
Yesterday was a poor day for auctioneers; the sales scarcely paid expenses.