Recruiting for the Army.
--For some time past the columns of the Dispatch
have teemed with notices proposing the formation of new military companies, or the filling up of the ranks of those already in the field.
The parties thus engaged in a work of patriotic duty deserve well of their country, and should be encouraged in their undertaking.
It is now settled, as well as anything can be, that the people of the Confederate States
, if they wish to drive back and discomfit the vindictive and malignant hordes who swarm on their border, must put forth every exertion and meet them man to man. It can be done, and we have the men to do it. They have been called for, and no one who has within his breast the most latent spark of patriotic fire can fail to respond to that call, made, as it has been, by the constituted and chosen authorities.
It is the duty, then, of every man to contribute his might for the defence of our imperilled liberties.
Just now this can be most effectively done by uniting to swell the number of our forces by joining some one of the numerous volunteer corps being formed here.
The volunteer, we need hardly add, stands on a better footing than the drafted men, not only with his own conscience, but in the estimation of the country he is called on to defend.
We append an enumeration of the companies in the different arms of the service.
Captain Thomas T. Cropper
, of this city, is now engaged in raising a light artillery corps, that offers peculiar inducements to young men, as the pieces to be used by his command will not exceed one hundred and seventy-five pounds in weight.
A sample of the guns can be seen in the Capitol Square
The Richmond Sharp-shooters have established a recruiting rendezvous in this city, where those disposed to join a real live company, and one that has seen honorable service, can do so by applying to Sergeant E. E. Depriest
, recruiting officer.
They have sustained the name of some of Richmond
's best boys, and are capable of doing the same thing in future, being armed with the deadly Mississippi
rifle and sabre bayonet.
Captain Wm. J. Dabney
, of the Game-Point battery, wants twenty-five men. The battery is located where provisions are abundant and the duties of the soldier clash but little with the individuality of the man.
Among the several companies of cavalry now being enlisted in Richmond
, none have come under our observation which seem to possess more of the elements of vitality than Captain Frank Livingston
's, whose rendezvous is on 10th street, between Main and Cary. Good inducements are offered to those who wish to serve the country.
Messrs. Jno. T. Rogers
and Wm. F. Atkinson
are raising a battery of heavy artillery, and have established a rendezvous corner of 9th and Main streets, where the usual bounty and clothing are given to accepted soldiers.
Parties wishing to join the Goochland Light Dragoons can do so by addressing Capt. A. M. Hobson
, Pemberton P. O., Goochland county, Va.
The corps is attached to the 4th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
Wm. W. Harrison
, has been detailed in Richmond
to recruit for the 1st Regiment Virginia volunteers, and may be found on 10th street, between Main and Cary, ready to entertain applicants desiring to join the oldest volunteer regiment in the Confederate
Wm. W. Parker
, M. D., Law Building, has a company nearly ready for service, and only wants a few more men to complete his list.--His men may be assured of a careful attention on his part to their wants.
Messrs. Gaston G. Otey
and David N. Walker
, having secured a good field battery, will receive the names of applicants for membership to the company they propose to raise at the office of the Life Insurance Company, opposite the American Hotel
They intend the standard of membership to be equal to that of Company F, of this city, and parties joining them may expect the same treatment they mate out to themselves.
The company is nearly full now.
Messrs. N. A. Sturdivant
, T. M. Hewitt
, Wm. H. Weisiger
, and C. R. Darracott
are raising a Volunteer Artillery Company, and have enough men enrolled to ensure the organization, though they want more.
The usual bounty and clothing will be furnished.
Apply in person or by letter, to either of the above.
The Richmond Fayette Artillery, Capt. M. C. Macon
, known and admired by all, having re-enlisted for two years, want forty additional men, who can learn particulars from Peyton Johnston
, No. 115 Main street, or the Captain
, at Yorktown
Twenty-five recruits are wanted to fill up an Infantry Company attached to Colonel Godwin
Apply to G. W. Gilliam
, in rear of this office.
W. N. Coffin
, S. S. Nicholas
, and W. P. Woodruff
, are enlisting men by authority of the Secretary of War
, to man a battery at Yorktown
All of these gentlemen have been under fire during the present war, so no soldier can go amiss in joining them.
Capt. D. B. Jones
, of Company F, is raising a company for two years' service.
Applicants can apply to Capt. D. W. Saunders
, Geo. Timberlake
's old stand, Brock Avenue.
, and other gentlemen associated with him, are raising what they intend shall he a ‘"crack"’ company.
For particulars inquire at the Law Building
We give the above to show what our people are doing in the great drama in which many have so unexpectedly been called on to assume parts.
There are many other companies in progress, but we have included all that we can now call to mind.