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The fortifications near the city.

We desire to call attention to the fact that Gov. Letcher has been notified by the War Department that it will receive from him a regiment enlisted for twelve months, for the special service of manning the batteries in and around the city of Richmond. Many persons have objected to entering the Army in the ground that they would sacrifice too much by leaving home to protect the frontiers; that such an excuse does not hold good in his instance. They will not be required to go away, but kept here for local protection, should that become necessary. Though judging from present indications, they will have little else to do besides taking care of the guns on the fortifications, and studying the duties of the soldier. This is the most favorable chance that has yet offered for Richmond men to enter the service, and surely there should be no hesitation in coming forward to fill up the ranks of the regiment. We are requested to state that persons forming companies for this special service in the city or county will apply forth, with to W. J. Pannill or William P. Burwell.

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