Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the old Continentals.
Strasburg, Va., June 18.
There is stationed at this place a detachment from the old Continental company, of Winchester, Va.
, who guarded old John Brown
and his fellow-prisoners in the Charlestown
I feel it my duty to give praise to modest worth, in the person of Lieut. Chas. H. Bush
, the commander of the detachment.
He is a gentleman in every respect, and his men are as fine a set of fellows as ever volunteered their service to any State.
They are highly complimented for their good deportment and drilling.
This speaks well for Lieut. Bush
; he is a fine drill officer and a strict disciplinarian, and we would commend him to his superior officers as worthy their attention.
The detachment is armed with Colt
's repeating rifle — a deadly weapon.
The men are admirable shots, and is ready for a brush with old Abe's hirelings.
We understand that this company are ordered to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's warning, Virginia