We learn that under the late call for the Militia
, 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.