Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Loudoun county.
Leesburg, June 27, 1861.
The arrival of Col. Sloan
's Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers at a post in this vicinity, has had the happiest effect already upon the Union
sentiment in Loudoun
, and the original Secessionists among us are greatly rejoiced that the Palmetto State
has fulfilled their expectations, and sent up her sons to fight in our common cause.
, of South Carolina
, has been assigned to the command of Col. Sloan
's Regiment and Col. Hunton
's 8th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers.
He has assumed the command, and now ranks as General in the Confederate Army.
All quiet now in this neighborhood.
There was a fight at White's Ferry
, near Leesburg
, last week, between Capt. Rogers
' Artillery and a portion of Col Stone
's command, on the opposite shore of the Potomac
The firing was kept up for two days, but only one man was wounded on our side, while several of the enemy were killed by the fire from Captain Rogers
There are various reports as to the loss of the Yankees
, and I understand they admit six killed on their side.
We are just commencing our harvest, and there is a magnificent crop of wheat.
We have a good prospect for corn.
has more fine cattle than any county in Eastern Virginia
, and we can supply an army of 50,000 men for twelve months, if we can secure the present crops. B.