Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
the military of Rock bridge — fine crops. &c.
Lexington, Va., June 17, 1861.
is still engaged in furnishing troops for the great struggle in which we are now engaged.
On the 13th, a company of Rangers was organized, with Col.
S. C D. vidson, the Colonel
commandant of the 10th Regiment of Militia, as its Captain
, (who served during the Mexican
war as Texan Ranger,) Dr. Cameroa
, and W. A. Ruff
, as Lieutenants It is understood that this company will join General Wise
On the 15th instant, a large company of Riflemen organized in the Fairfield District
, with the Rev. John Miller
, late of Philadelphia
, as Captain
, and other compared gentlemen as Lieutenants
When these two companies are mustered into service, which will be as speedily as possible, Rockbridge
will have furnished ten companies Let other counties boast of what they can do, we have come fully up to the mark that was mered by the most active and zealots of our friends who favored prompt action.
The present appearance of the crops in this region promise an abundant harvest.
will be cut in several parts of the county this week.
If the weather should prove at all unfavorable during harvest, it is certain that considerable loss will be sustained by the absence of so many young men, who are now under arms, but that to a will be cheerfully sustained it the invading and insolent foe can be driven from our soil.
21 Dragons, who lost their camp equipage and baggage at Philippi
, have been re supplied by the county, two wagons, loaded with all sorts of necessary articles, having left Brownsburg
on Saturday fast for Fygart's Valley.
It is to be hoped they will not be caught napping again.
The classic halls of Washington College are now dreary indeed, but there is still some life at the V. M. I — probably 150 University students, short term and regular cadets, being present.
Their whole time is devoted to the study of tactics and military science.
Several families of refugees from Alexandria
and other places in our State have found this place to be a delightful resort; others might profit by their example.