previous next

The Militia.

We learn that under the late call for the Militia of Virginia, it is permitted those who desire it to obtain substitutes, and we have no doubt that reasonable exemptions will be granted in addition to those which have been already enumerated by the Governor.

In this connection, we may state that Virginia has already sent to the field as many volunteers as any other two States in the Confederacy — we see it stated by the Winchester Virginian, as many as all the rest put together — and, if more force is needed, it ought to come from our gallant brethren of the South, who have already contributed liberally to this common battlefield of one and all. In one section of Virginia a lady correspondent writes: ‘"Not half the wheat about here has been threshed. In some places the wheat has not been carried to the barn, and women have to carry it sheaf by sheaf."’ We are sure that, gallantly and generously as our Southern brethren have acted, they would rejoice in the opportunity to prevent Virginia from being reduced to such straits as these.

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.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: