Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the season in Cherokee
--the blockade--"Nobody Hurt" in the South
by it — departure of volunteer companies — Santa Anna
Patriots Compared, &c.
Rome, Floyd Co., Ga., July 6, 1861.
Thanks to the genial showers of Heaven, the corn and cotton crops of upper Georgia
are most promising.
If we had the entire control of the elements, we could not have a more propitious season.
is certainly smelling benignly upon us, in spite of the maledictions of our Yankee enemies.--While protecting our fighting boys in battle and crowning our arms with signal victory in every engagement, He is bounteously supplying all our physical wants from the products of our rich and fertile Southern land.
Who cares for Old Abe's ‘"blockade? "’ It may deprive us of dried codfish and New England
rum, made of pumpkin molasses, but ‘"I guess
"’ we will survive the shock.
Another company, the Cedartown Guards
, left our city for Richmond
yesterday, commanded by the gallant Capt. Borders
, who distinguished himself in the memorable battle at San Jacin to in the Texan
war of independence.
He is now the owner of the sword captured from Santa Anna
in that engagement, presented to him by Judge Lamar
, brother of Gen. Lamar
; and still another company will leave on Monday next, commanded by Capt. Hart
, who like his native State, ‘"Old Rip,"’ awoke very slowly from her Union slumbers, but who is now fully aroused, and will, if opportunity should offer, administer opiates to Old Abe's ‘"Wide Awakes"’ that will consign them to that ‘"sleep that knows no waking!"’
I was greatly amused this evening, by ‘"A"’ correspondent of the Atlanta Southern Confederacy
, writing from Fairfax Court-House, Va., July 1st, saying--‘"The truth is, the Virginians are rather slow coaches, except when they are in pursuit of an office."’ This, from a Georgian, is decidedly rich, particularly the latter part of the sentence.
A native African
, from the Southern
coast of Guinea
, might with the same propriety call his brother Guinea ‘ "nigger"’ black, by way of reproach.--If Virginians
can beat Georgians in scenting an office in every breeze that reaches them from either their Federal or State capital, they are trump cards and no mistake.
We have in our city a very well drilled juvenile volunteer company, numbering from forty to fifty, composed of youths from 12 to 18 years of age. They are handsomely uniformed, and present, in their regular semi-weekly turn-outs, a very military and war-like appearance.
They have been furnished with arms, and from the skillful manner in which they handle them, I have no doubt they could put to flight twice their number of old Abe's most experienced veterans in the running business.
But, pleasantry aside, the Rome City Guards are not to be grinned at as a military arm of defence, and the organization of such companies all over the South
might be a prudential measure for future home protection, when our able-bodied men have all entered the service and repaired to the scene of war. A Militia Private