Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
liberal appropriation — the Mounted Rifles.
Salem, Va., June 8th, 1861.
Having seen no account of the appropriation of our County Court in your excellent journal.
I deemed it advisable to inform the world what we of the mountains have done.
, at its last term, appropriated fifteen thousand dollars to maintain the volunteers and the families of soldiers unprovided for. This is doing finely for a county of the size of ours.
The Washington Mountain Rifles passed through this town yesterday, on horseback.
This company of Rangers were all mounted on the finest kind of horses, such as are common to the Southwest
, which is noted for its excellent horses.
Our ladies showed their high appreciation of them in the great number of beautiful bouquets given to them, waving of handkerchiefs, &c. With the motto of Horsce--‘"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"’
--emblazoned on their brow, they march on to victory or death.
, the Captain
, if I mistake not, has served under Col. Ben. McCulloch
for seven years.
Col. Robert C. Allan
, a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and a brother of the Allan at Harper's Ferry
, has received the appointment of Major
He is an able lawyer of this place.