Serenade and speeches.
--Yesterday, between 11 and 12 o'clock, two fine companies from Southwestern Virginia
--the Wythe Grays
and Smyth Blues — marched to the Exchange Hotel
, attended by the Armory Band, and serenaded Gov. Floyd
, who was sojourning at that place.
acknowledged the compliment in a patriotic speech.
After this, in response to a call from the throng who had assembled, speeches were made by Majors Boylston
, of the South Carolina
forces, Gen. Thomas J. Green
, of N. C.
, and Sergeant Cook
, of the Wytheville Grays
The speeches were full of patriotic sentiment, and were calculated to inspire the breasts and nerve the arms of the brave soldiers who heard them.
said he had come to offer 30,000 men from North Carolina
, fully armed, equipped and provisioned, for the defence of the South