Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
movement of soldiers--Home Guard.
Harrisonburg, Va., April 19, 1861.
Last night we sent off the Valley Guards, Capt. Sprinkel
, 75 men; the Rockingham Rifles, 108 men, Capt. Kenney
To-day the balance of the Volunteer Regiment, composed of the Bridgewater Grays
, Capt. Brown
; the Elk Run Grays
, Capt. Covington
; the Peaked Mountain Grays
, Capt. Yancey
; the Letcher Brock's Gap
Rifles, Capt. Winfield
's Infantry, Capt. Chisman
To- morrow the Battalion of Cavalry, under Maj. Patterson
--Harrisonburg Cavalry, 100 men; Mt. Crawford Cavalry, full company; the Union Cavalry
, large company; the McGaheysville Cavalry
Altogether it was the finest military display I have ever seen. --The volunteer regiment were accompanied by Prof. Erhman
's Cornet Band.
They were all very lively, and all seemed glad at the prospect of a brush with Abraham's hirelings.--Not a man was ‘"down in the mouth,"’ notwithstanding the farewell of friends.
Our regiment was accompanied by two Ministers
of the Gospel.
has four regiments of men, (including the militia,) besides the battalion of Cavalry.
Other companies of volunteers are forming, and the demand for uniforms is immense.
It seems to be a hard matter to restrain enough for a home guard from going.
can muster one hundred thousand men in one month, if Rockingham
is an index of the State
The Mt. Sidney
Union Guards arrived here about an hour ago.
A Home Guard will be formed here this evening, of one hundred armed men, to take care of things at home.
Yesterday the extra session of the Court
appropriated $10,000 for the benefit of the soldiers.
Our town looks bare since the departure of the Fourth Regiment, as we have become so accustomed to the sight of military.
The best wishes and the highest hopes go with our brave boys, and everybody says, ‘"God bless and protect them all."’
companies are arriving.
I understand that a little child of Mr. John Diller
, residing three miles east of Harrisonburg
, was killed this morning by a falling tree.
The particulars I cannot ascertain.
The Virginia Citizens,
of this place, a strong Union sheet, has succumbed, and its contracts will, I understand, be filled by the Register.
Ten printers are in the ranks from this town.
Business is nearly suspended.