The instant marching of three companies of volunteers from Rockbridge
upon the first announcement of hostilities, does infinite honor to that patriotic and gallant county. --It is a county which was among the first to move in the Revolution, and is in the front rank now, showing that the sons are worthy of their sires.
It was a strong Union county
up to the moment of the Proclamation, but from that moment, like all men of Virginia
, of all parties, who deserve the name of Virginias or of men, it picked up the gauntlet that Lincoln
had thrown down, and sent forth one shout from hill and glen, from mountain and valley, ‘"To arms!
To arms!"’ We know the men who have gone from Rockbridge
, and if the bodies of our invaders are not as small as their souls, which would render them entirely invisible to the naked eye, we will venture to say that every shot of a Rockbridge rifle brings down the game at any distance, and every cut of a Rockbridge sabre dissolves the union of an abolitionist's head with his carcase.
We are glad to observe that there is but one sentiment in Rockbridge
Rev. Dr. Junkin
, who resigned the Presidency of Washington College, in consequence of the hoisting of the Confederate
flag, and whose resignation was promptly accepted by the Trustees, is a native of Pennsylvania
, and has only resided in Virginia
a few years.