Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
what King and Queen county has done.
King and Queen C. H., June 18.
I have seen from time to time an account of the military movements of many of the counties in the State
, and have heard from some of the adjoining counties that King
was somewhat of a laggard in comparison.--Now, King
and Queen county has already raised seven volunteer companies, of about 450 men, and armed and equipped 200 of them with Minute muskets and all necessary accoutrements; and the County Court
has levied $15,000 for these volunteers and their families; and, I understand, there is a project now on hand to raise another volunteer company.
At a meeting of the Board of Officers of the Regiment for this county, a few days since it was ascertained that there were only 500 militiamen enrolled for duty previous to the departure of the first volunteer company, and the Board of Officers, after re-arranging the militia districts, found only about 159 men subject to militia duty.
Certain it is that more than one-half the white male population of our county have gone to the defence of the Southern Confederacy.
The County Court
has also ordered all of the free negroes who are young and without families, and who are consumers and not producers, to be sent to West Point
, Gloucester Point
, or Yorktown
, to work; and they have willingly and cheerfully responded to the call made upon them.
So much for our county; and in doing this, she has only done her duty.