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Richmond and Henrico in the War.

To the Editors of the Dispatch. In your paper of yesterday was in article signed ‘"Volunteer Private,"’ in which it is said:

‘ "It is becoming generally known that Richmond and Henrico, though sending a large force; have not come up to the ten per cent standard by five or six hundred men. The pay and muster roils in Richmond, and the roils of companies, will, beyond all mistake, show this."

’ The purpose of this communication is to correct the mistake which ‘"Volunteer Private"’ has fallen into, and thus to have that justice done to Richmond and Henrico which is invoked. No doubt the mistake of ‘"Volunteer Private"’ was innocently made, and that he did not take the trouble and expense necessary to enable him to ascertain the exact number of volunteers from Henrico and Richmond. Perhaps it was not his business to do so; but there are those whose duty it was to ascertain the fact. They discharged that duty. It being known that almost every company that went from Richmond and Henrico had increased its number after leaving Richmond, the Captain of each of these companies was written to in July to ascertain the strength of his company. Information has been received from a majority of the Captains.

The following statistics are given, not only to show that Henrico and Richmond, together, have furnished their quota of volunteers, but they may be of interest to your readers generally. The number required from Henrico and Richmond is 3,798.

The following companies are credited to Henrico and Richmond:

Captains R L. Walker, 53, Peyton, 61; P. B. Stanard, 77; Marye, 69; H. C. Cabell, 117; Kir Shields, 85; Brown, 164; Stanard, 72; J. G. Cabell, 61; Miller, 82; Lee, 89; Lybrock, 74; Roggy, 65; Dooley, P9; Charters, P3; Griswold El, 164; Taylor, 76; J. S. Walker, 72; Bayly, 57; Tompkins, 75; Lloyd, 78; McConnell 54; Cunningham, 102; Dickinson, 60; Wallace, 65; Wise, 104; Caskie, 78; Sands, 90; Harrison, 54; Courtney, 54; Magruder, 59; Gordon, 103; Dance, 56; Childrey, 76; Atkinson, 97; Tredegar Battalion, 250; Field and staff officers and band, 24--making in all 3,280.

Information has been received from the following companies of the increase in each as follows:

Captains R. L. Walker, 26; Griswold, 16; Bogye, 16; P. B. Stanard, 16; Marve, 14; McConnell, 27; three companies of Howitzers, 120; H. G. Cabell, 23; Peyton, 4; Dooley, 7; Lloyd, 4; J. G. Cabell, 12; Harrison, 28; Courtney, 86; Dance, 4; Elliott, 0; Gordon, 0; Taylor, 0; Sands, 2; Cunningham, 9--making the aggregate increase in the companies heard from 374, which, added to the 3,230, that they carried from Richmond, makes 3,604. If the fifteen companies not yet heard from have increased in the same proportion as those heard from — to wit, at the rate of 21 9/10 percent., then their increase is 251, which, added to the 3,604, already enumerated, will give Richmond and Henrico 3 855, or 57 more than her quote of 3 798 required to be furnished.--There is no reason for believing that these fifteen companies have not increased as much as the others; but an increase of only 17 percent upon their original number would be sufficient to give the required number.

These are facts shown by figures obtained from reliable sources, the evidences of which may be seen by 'Volunteer Private'' or any on a pine, who may desire to see them Ellis' artirljury, numbering two hundred and fifty of three hundred, and to which the City Council has appropriated $11,000, is not counted in this statement, as it should be in justice to the city and county.

Other considerations might be urged why the militia of Henrico and Richmond should not be called into camp, but they are strictly and legally exempted, having furnished the number of volunteers required, and are every day furnishing more. Militia,

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