Re-enlistment of Virginia troops.
It is highly gratifying to us to publish the fact that among the first troops in General Lee
's army to re-enlist for the war is a Virginia regiment — the 1st Virginia artillery, Col, Brown
On the 1st instant the men assembled at their camp, near Frederick's Hall, formed in hollow square, and were eloquently addressed by Capt. Dance
, the senior Captain
, and others, and those who desired to re-enlist for the war were requested to rally around the flags of their respective batteries.
Each company in a body assembled around its battle flag, amid the cheers of all on the ground.
The regiment is composed of the second and third companies of Richmond Howitzers, the Rockbridge, Powhatan, and Salem batteries.
It is particularly gratifying to the people of Richmond
, in which city they were organized, to find these two companies of Howitzers, whose blood has marked every battlefield from Bethel
, among the first to take their stand for resistance to the end. They have endeared themselves to our people by many acts of bravery, but by none more than this patriotic step.