Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
letter from Company ‘"G"’--how the men are
Headq'rs Co. "G," 1st Reg Va. Vol., June 8, 1861.
Seeing that you requested, through the columns of your paper, that you might have correspondence with the military of the different camps, I take this opportunity to drop you a few lines.
We are quartered in a large barn and stable, having to drive out the horses and cows previous to taking possession.
It would have amused you to have seen our boys looking for a soft place on the floor to rest their wearied limbs, having marched a distance of four miles in the middle of the night.
We are all in high spirits and ‘"spoiling for a fight." ’ Old Abe's minions will certainly suffer at our hands if he would but just give us a chance.
We are expecting him every night.
Our pickets are very watchful.
Just at this time of my writing, I see on my left our 4th Corporal, J. McD
., seated on a flour barrel, being shaved by W. H. D., better known as ‘"Rectus
,"’ in which he handles the razor with the air of an experienced barber.
The job being done, he demands the pay, but our Corporal could not agree to settle until he had combed his hair, which, being done, he settles the account.
"’ keeps the boys in a roar of laughter, as usual.
The military in this section are highly pleased with their General, G. T. Beauregard
He has inspired our troops with renewed energy, and we feel that we shall conquer the aggressors of our beloved soil, trusting in the God of Battles, who declares that the battle is not to the strong.
P. S.--Our boys are in fine health, and want for nothing, except the officers, who left their baggage at Camp Pickens, and cannot get it forwarded. S.