previous next


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, President 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Junkin (2)
White (1)
Tebbs (1)
McNutt (1)
McFarland (1)
Letcher (1)
Harman (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
April 18th, 1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: