Munitions of War.
We are gratified to learn from the Richmond Enquirer
, that Virginia
is to-day better provided with all the necessaries of a great campaign than any State North of Mason
's line — if she is not equally as well supplied as the Federal Government
The Navy-Yard at Gosport
, the Magazine at Norfolk
, the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
, added largely to the supply, which has been removed from those points and distributed among the soldiery; but the action taken by many of the counties, without the knowledge of the authorities at Richmond
, in purchasing arms and munitions of war for the companies within the county limits, has supplied, to a very great extent, the hundred thousand men which, within a few days, will be ready to defend the soil of Virginia
from Federal invasion.
‘"That Gen. Lee
can at any moment leave Richmond
at the head of 20,000 men now here and in the counties between this and Alexandria
. at Norfolk
, and General Ruggles
, at Fredericksburg
, have each a very large army under their command.
The railroads of the State
, under the Quartermaster's Department, are held in readiness for the transportation of troops from point to point.
The telegraph will communicate orders, while couriers are prepared to convey commands wherever the telegraph does not extend.’
‘"So great has been the enthusiasm of the people that Gov. Letcher
has been compelled to forbid any more troops rendezvousing at Richmond
without special orders."’