New volunteer Companies.
--Two new volunteer companies have been formed recently on the western suburbs of the city.
One of the companies (the Oregon Hill
Home Guard,) numbers seventy-five active members.
Charles Y. Morriss
, is Captain
, and Edward McConnell
— a graduate of the Lexington Military Institute--is 1st Sergeant
It has adopted grey jackets and caps as part of its uniform.
The other company, which is equally strong in numbers, has not yet been named.
Its commander is Lawson H. Dance
, formerly, we believe, commandant of the Henrico Dragoons.
is 1st Sergeant
No uniform has been yet adopted by the company, so far as we have heard.
The officers of both have been commissioned.
The people residing in the western portion of the city propose to raise a battalion of uniformed men, and they certainly can do it if they set to work under the leadership of capable officers.