The Thomas Artillery.
Manassas Junction, August 3, 1861.
To the Editors of Dispatch:
It may be interesting to your readers, friends of the Thomas Artiliary
, to find in your widely read paper a line or so about this company.
Since the great fight of the 21st ult., in which the company largely participated, it has been encamped in sight of this place, repairing as rapidly as possible damages sustained by the battery during that engagement, to be ready whenever ordered to take a hand in any fighting which shall come off.
There is no news of particular interest here just now. All our troops are in fine spirits, ready and anxious to meet the presumptuous invaders of our soil.
Yesterday our company held an election to fill a vacancy caused in the lieutenancy by the death of our lamented Macon
Lieutenant E. J. Anderson
was promoted to junior first lieutenant, and James Massenberg
, formerly orderly sergeant, was elected with almost unanimity to the office of second lieutenant, (a compliment well deserved by him for his soldierly qualities and the exercise of untiring zeal and energy in perfecting the drill of the company as Orderly
) Mr. Frederick Hopkins
succeeds him, and I have no doubt, under his supervision and attention, the efficiency of the company will be promoted.
A Member of the Thomas Artillery