Raising of a Southern Banner.
--A large number of the citizens of Henrico
assembled on Monday evening to aid in raising an emblem of Southern independence, in the shape of a flag of the Confederate States
Very many ladies, inspired by that patriotism which has always appertained to the sex when their country was in danger, attended on the occasion, as did that spirited young corps of citizen soldiery, the Southern Guard, Capt. J. F. Childrey
, who, with the soul-stirring accompaniment of marshal music, marched from their drill-room at 4 o'clock, to meet their fellow-citizens.
The site selected was a beautiful eminence on the farm of Mr. John D. Warren
, Camp Hill
, commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country, and associated with many stirring memories as having been the place where the troops were encamped in the last war with great Britain
.--A beautiful pole, sixty feet high, had been erected, and all the preparations being completed, Miss Lucy W. Childrey
, accompanied by several other young ladies, appeared upon the platform, and after a fervent and appropriate prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hatcher
, proceeded to hoist the flag.
Unfolding itself to the breeze, as it ascended, its appearance was greeted with loud and enthusiastic cheers.--The band played ‘"Dixie,"’ and the military fired a salute.
Owing to the inclemency of the weather, farther proceedings were adjourned to the drill room of the Southern Guard, where the assembly was addressed by Mr. John D. Warren
in an able and eloquent speech upon the propriety and necessity for Virginia
's immediately resuming her sovereignty and connecting herself with the Southern Confederacy.