Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the militia of Hanover.
Ashland, August 8th, 1861.
The militia of the county of Hanover
have been in camp at this place for two days, and are preparing to leave for Richmond
It is a serious and distressing result to leave so many helpless families at home by the call of the regiment, when it is well known that this county has furnished its full 10 per cent. quota of its entire population.
and other counties adjacent have obtained its volunteers and has been credited accordingly, and unless this credit be given to Hanover
, where it properly belongs, the drafts on this county will be larger than others.
During this week Rev. Mr. Harrison
's company at the Old Church has been organized.
Yesterday, Professor Coleman
's company (the Morris Artillery,) had nearly 100 on its muster roll, and another company is being raised by Mr. Meredith
(son of Judge Meredith
) and Major Pichegrue Woolfolk
, and when mustered in, the 10 per cent. quota required of the county will be complete.
Colonel Wm. Winn
was elected in the place of Colonel George Richardson
, now in the Confederate
At present there are four dragoon companies drilling and preparing for efficient service. C. R. C.