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The troops of the State Line

--The State Senate having passed a bill for the transfer to the General Government of the troops composing Gen. Floyd's army, known as the State Line, the measure was yesterday concurred in by the House of Delegates. A very general desire seemed to exist on the part of members of both branches of the General Assembly that these troops should form part of the army of the Confederate States operating in Virginia. How far that army will be benefited by the transfer remains to be seen. It is understood that the majority of the men composing Gen. Floyd's army were enlisted only for twelve months, a period with the most of them a spring in a short time. The reasons actuating the General Assembly in making the transfer are said to be, first, the expense attendant on keeping in the field an army on State account, and secondly, a conviction that successful war could better be prosecuted under the auspices of the Confederate than the State Government. Even if the Confederate army is augmented by only one regiment by means of the troops of the State Line. It gains so many experienced soldiers, whose services would otherwise be lost.

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