Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
from Camp Ashland.
Camp Ashland, Va., July 19, 1861.
But little of interest has transpired here recently.
Major Wm. H. F. Lee
, with his rangers, and likewise the Lunenburg Cavalry
left here yesterday morning for the West
The ladies of Lanenburg presented the cavalry of that county with a superb silk banner a few days prior to their leaving here.--One side of it represented the coat-of-arms of Virginia
, and upon the opposite side was inscribed in magnificent gold letters, "God protect the Right." This splendid corps, commanded by Capt. Wm. H. Hatchell
, evinced much gratitude upon its presentation.
The patriotic daughters of old Lunenburg
, inspired by a degree of love and undying devotion for their country, merit a higher panegyric than we are capable of conferring upon them.
We feel satisfied if the gallant sons should ever meet the enemy, that their colors will be seen floating triumphantly after the conflict.
A variety of cases of sickness have been reported at the hospital within the last few days.
It is ascribed partially to the water, which possesses some very extraordinary properties.
The intelligence of the success of Beauregard
at Bull Run
, created much enthusiasm here.
We have long entertained the most favorable opinion of his great military genius.
His career during the Mexican
campaign gave him a position which will culminate during this crusade of the goths and vandals of the North
in great renown.
A detachment of Col. Hampton
's Legion will probably leave here to-morrow or next day for the West
They are well drilled, and woe to the Lincolnites when they meet those chivalrous sons of Carolina
in battle array.
We have two penny merchants here, who charge soldiers the most exorbitant prices for every article they purchase.
They only wish to know if you are soldiers, then they put on just one hundred per cent more; just as if each soldier was a portable mint and could coin money at will.