[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Sept. 6, 1861.
According to Hebrew chronology, this world was 5,622 years old yesterday.
Rosh Hashono, or New Year's Day, is observed by all Israelites as a holiday.
The day following is generally devoted to religious exercises, but is not often observed, except in large cities, or at a point where a synagogue is located.
The 14th of September is denominated.
Your Kipsor, which, being interpreted, means The Day of Atonement.
This day is set apart and most rigidly observed, by fasting, etc., by the scattered tribes in all quarters of the globe.
Rosh Hashono was generally observed here yesterday by our Hebrew fellow-citizens, all of their stores being closed.
Gen. A. S. Johnston
, late of California
, passed through this city yesterday evening en route
He is the only man I have ever seen who in appearance completes my picture of a General.
Recruits and new companies still continue to come in briskly from the surrounding and back counties, which shows that the spirit of resistance still continue to burn bright in the hearts of our gallant mountaineers.
Yesterday morning Captain T. J. Kirkpatrick
's artillery Company left for some st of duty.
This company was made in the ‘"Old Free State,"’ (Amherst,) and is composed of a gallant get of men. Captain
K. was one of the first in our community to declare for resistance against Northern aggression.
I regret to announce the death of Lieut. W. L. Goggin, jr.
, the oldest son of our gifted townsman, J. O. L. Goggin
, Esq. Lieut.
G. was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and scarcely attained his twenty-first year, but is numbered as another martyr to his country's cause.
His care was typhoid fever, and he had been sick only a few days.
He died at his father's residence whence he had returned from his company last week for the purpose of recruiting his health, which was impaired by exposure on the field of battle.
For the sake of those interested in the matter, I will state that Mr. Reagan
's machine that carries the mail has been singularly affected for two or three days past — Instead of bringing the Dispatch
bundle the most direct route via Danville
and South-Side Railroads, it has reached us via the Central
cars, which generally arrive from two to four hours later than the South-Side mail.
In these times we want the Richmond papers by the earliest routs, and for the information of those concerned it may be stated that the quickest way by railroad from Richmond
is by the Danville
and South Side Railroad.--The James River
and Kanawha Canal makes the Longest time.