Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs at Ashland.
Cavalry Camp, Ashland, Aug. 8th, 1861.
It has been excessively hot here for the last three days, and has so dried the earth that dense clouds of dust are seen on the parade ground when the various cavalry companies are drilling.
High praise is due to Capt. Lewis M. Coleman
for his masterly efforts in organizing a volunteer corps, in this county, which were crowned with so much success.
We listened to him a few evenings since while he was making a most eloquent appeal to the young men of the county to enroll themselves in the service of their country.