Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the Charlotte Troop.
Staunton, Saturday, June 29th, 1861.
After remaining at the Camp of Instruction at Ashland
about a month, the Charlotte Troop
received marching orders to Huttonsville
Although we enjoyed many advantages at that place which we cannot have elsewhere, (our friends having visited us almost daily, sent us many boxes of good things, and the officers having been very kind to us,) yet, we received the orders to march with pleasure, knowing that we were needed in another direction for actual service.
we were on the cars twenty-four hours. When we took our horses from the cars they were quite fatigued, not having been fed or watered during the trip.
They were soon attended to, and now look much better.
We regret the absence of one of our corps, whom we left sick of fever at Ashland
, Mr. D. Shepperson
He will be able to join us in a few weeks, however, as he is recovering his strength rapidly.
is a delightful place.
Our camp is upon a high hill overlooking a beautiful valley, dotted over with tents and alive with soldiers.
troop, commanded by Capt. Flournov
, are with us. Our Captains
, are gallant young officers, and pay every possible attention to the men under their charge.
are very popular, and promise to make good officers in a very short time — Our friends at home may rest assured that we will do our best to repel the invaders of our soil.
We leave to-morrow morning in good spirits and fine health.
Yours, in haste, P.