Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
"honor to whom honor is due"
Black Walnut, Halifax Co., Va., June 18, 1861.
While every issue of your paper furnishes gratifying evidences of the devotion of the ladies to the cause of our Southern Independence, and their readiness to promote the comfort of our soldiers, I must in justice to the fair daughters of Black Walnut
, Halifax county
, claim, that while all the daughters of Virginia
have done well, they have excelled.
Having learned from Rev. A. M. Poindexter
, just arrived from Yorktown
, that the Black Walnut Dragoons were stationed there without camp equipage, or any shelter other than their India
rubber blankets, they determined to go to work to supply their need.
A supply of cloth was procured from your city, and a few hours' notice given, and early the next morning 50 ladies were collected and busily engaged at work.
By 12 o'clock of the second day twelve large-sized and well-made tents, with two dozen camp chairs, were ready, packed in a handsome army wagon furnished by the liberality of friends, and ready for the seat of war. With such patriot women, can our army suffer for any ministration they can render, and can soldiers so sustained fall to defend our beloved country and its sacred rights ? Virginius