Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.troops in motion — resignation of Dr. Junkin, &c.
Lexington, Va., April 18th, 1861.
The late news has inflamed our people to an extent never before known.
All are now united to defend the honor and interests of our beloved State.
By order of Gen. Harman
, the Rockbridge Rifles (Capt. Letcher
) left today at 1 o'clock for Staunton
They number near 100 able-bodied men. This evening the Rockbridge Troop
, (Capt. White
,) 80 strong, leave for Staunton
, and the Troop in the lower end of our county, (Capt. McNutt
,) goes with them.
Fervent and patriotic prayers were offered, as the "Rifles" were about to march off. by Rev. Dr. McFarland
and Rev. Mr. Tebbs
The Lexington Presbytery is in session in this place.
Rev. Dr. Junkin
of Washington College, resigned his position to-day.
His resignation was immediately received by the Trustees.
The flag of the Southern Confederacy had been raised by the students.
This act was objected to by the President
, but acquiesced in by the other members of the Faculty, and produced the rupture.
The whole military force of the county, also the corps of Cadets, are waiting to receive marching orders. P.