Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
movements of the Richmond light guard — Wise's Legion, &c.
White Sulphur Springs, Aug. 12, 1861.
At very short notice we broke up our encampment at the Hermitage Fair Grounds
on Thursday morning last at four o'clock, and started for this place.
We went by the Central Railroad as far as Jackson's River, which place we reached about eight o'clock. The next morning we started, and in a hard mountain rain marched some nineteen miles. Some of our boys, like horses that have been raised in level countries, were a little sprung by marching over these acclivities, and also were carrying the weight of haversack, knapsack and blanket, in addition to their musket, for the first time; but they stood it very well.
Thanks to the accustomed promptness of our Quartermaster, our tents were kept behind, so we had one of the soldier's luxuries, that of sleeping, after being drenched, in a leaky barn.
We were off next morning early; passed Callahan
's by breakfast time, and were at the Springs
The rain continued and still continues.
Our boys are in good condition, and the same may be said of the whole brigade.
works night and day, and is indomitable in his efforts for increasing the efficiency of his troops.
Look out for a decided movement on the Hessians of this part of Virginia
Everything betokens it.
At the magnificent Hotel at this place, whilst asking for paper to invite a line, I was surprised to have it handed me by that capital caterer, Thompson Tyler
, who is well known in Richmond
; and I was glad to see that he had recovered from the wound received some time ago. When a ball perforates a man's cap about two inches apart in two places and cuts the skin of his cranium, it may be called a close business.
The nights here are pleasant.
is said not to be far off. His command are finely equipped.