now in this city and its vicinity of citizens exempt, by age or dis- military duty?
who are ready and defend their homes and house- desecration by the invading of, if need be, to die in the them from the Capital
of the This class of persons are unable to go through the fatiguing infantry or camp duty-- however, be formed into companies and regiments, and, after being instructed in the use of loading their shot-guns and rifles, be made as any other arm of the service an invasion or participating in every house proving a fortification every window a port-hole through point their weapons and shower missiles upon the enemy.
the class of persons alluded to every neighborhood should organ- company, the whole to be under field officers.
companies, after being properly drill- held as a reserve, and to be called when their services are needed.
should be assigned to some battery, and whenever the enemy the city should be called out, and the rifle pits, where their shot-guns havoc with the advancing foe.
of all camp duty, the old and the would be entirely effective in de- the batteries and protecting their