R. L. I. Blues.
--There were various rumors afloat yesterday in private and public circles, concerning disasters said to have befallen certain members of the above old and favorite company, all of which had their origin in the desire of people to discourse, especially on a favorite theme.
We have every reason to believe that the Blues and their gallant Captain
, O. Jennings Wise
, have as yet received no hurt from the enemy.
We know that they are capable of inflicting a great deal if allowed the opportunity.
The latest intelligence received from them was that they had been led against 200 of the enemy, (they numbering 120,) and that the latter on seeing them struck a bee line — which we rather suspect to be the true state of the case.
P. S.--Since the above was written, we have been informed that a letter has been received in this city from the neighborhood of Phillippi
, in which it is stated that in an engagement by Capt. O. Jennings Wise
's company with a company of Hessians, the Captain
of the Hessian company was killed at the first fire.
During the brief but brilliant engagement, nine or ten of the Federalists were killed and twenty-five of them were taken prisoners.
If this is a fair sample of the work which will be executed by our gallant men in the Richmond Blues, we shall look for a ‘"harvest of death,"’ in all their future efforts.