--In a state of actual warfare Mounted Rangers are the most effective troop in the world, not only for discovering the purposes of the enemy, but for harassing him while on the march, cutting off his supplies, &c. We are glad to know that the requirements of the times in this respect bid fair to be amply met by the springing into existence of some of the finest corps of horse men in the world.
We do not know whether the Governor
has yet been asked to receive into service the Rangers (200 in number,) who offer from the Richland District of South Carolina; but as they are all picked men, and war is at our doors, we do not presume they will be refused the honorable chance they ask of being permitted to defend the rights of the South
on the soil of the Old Dominion.
The advantage of the particular arm of the service alluded to was never more clearly demonstrated than in the operations carried on by the American Army
in the Valley of Mexico
, where the presence, aid and cooperation of Mounted Rangers was ascertained to be a controlling necessity.
The Republic of Texas
also owes a large debt of gratitude to her Mounted Rangers, for valuable assistance in releasing her from the yoke of Mexican
Taking all the evidence on record about such troops, we are constrained to admit their efficiency as adjuncts to regular armies, and in the belief that when Virginia
does strike a blow at Federal usurpations she means it to be one that will tell for good, we may express the confident hope and wish of the people that Mounted Rangers may be allowed to share in the glory of the achievement.
A fine corps of Rangers was organized in this city Saturday night, and the following officers elected: Col. J. Travis Rosser
; H. Lindsey
, First Lieutenant
; J. M, Monteiro
, Second Lieutenant
; C Drewry
, Third Lieutenant
; A. Mitler
, First Sergeant
; A. A. Monteiro
, Second Sergeant
; A. O. Brummel
, Third Sergeant
; M. Conway
, Fourth Sergeant
; Dr. M. B. Carter