Departure of the first Regiment Virginia Volunteers.
--Our city Regiment, under the command of Col. P. T. Moore
, left for Manassas Gap on Saturday, at 12 o'clock, embarking on the Fredericksburg
cars, at the Central Fair Grounds.
They carried their splendid hand along with them.
At the same hour, the Central
cars left with the Second Company of Howitzers, from the foot of Union street, carrying a full battery, horses, etc., intending to connect at the Junction
Owing to an accident, elsewhere noticed, the troops, after arriving at the Junction
, were detained several hours before they could proceed.
The members of the several companies were bade adieu to by hundreds of relatives and friends.
While the soldiers went off with cheerful spirits and light hearts, in all directions among the crowd, assembled in the grounds and about the cars, could be seen the evidence of a painful separation, in the shape of grief and tears.
The heartfelt, tearful words, ‘"God bless you,"’ were mingled with the hope for a safe return.
The following are the staff of the 1st Regiment:
Col. P. T. Moore
; Acting Adjutant
, Samuel P. Mitchell
; 1st Company C.
（Montgomery Guards,) Jno. Dooley
; 2d Company B. J. K. Lee
; 3d Company I, W. O. Taylor
; 4th Company D. J. G. Griswold
; 5th Company H, F. J. Boggs
; 6th Company G, Wm. H. Gordon
; 7th Company K, (Virginia Rifies
,) John Miller
The Regiment numbered about 850 men.--It is said Company F.
and the Blues, (about 250 together,) will join their regiment soon.
They were at last dates near Fredericksburg