previous next


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.

Major Evans, 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' guns. 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.

Loudoun 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.

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.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Loudoun (Virginia, United States) (3)
White's Ferry (Massachusetts, United States) (1)
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (1)
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (1)
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.
Sloan (2)
Rogers (2)
Stone (1)
Hunton (1)
Evans (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.
June 27th, 1861 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: