the demand for the Dispatch — no apprehensions of an attack — a young Virginia Hero, &c.
[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
Leesburg Nov. 26.
Your truly valuable and welcome sheet finds its way to our remote locality with much more punctuality than any other of the Richmond
It is eagerly sought after, and much disappointment is manifested when one is told ‘"the last number has been sold."’
Our town is very quiet now. We entertain no apprehension of an attack from the enemy.
We think the lesson they received on the glorious 21st October will cause them to ponder long and well before they attempt any advance.
Did you hear of that Mississippi
youth who fought so bravely?
It is but sheer justice to mention another, a Virginian.
We refer to the grandson of ex-President Tyler
, master John Tyler Waller
, who, just recovered from an attack of illness; shouldered his musket, and joining the 8th Virginia, under Colonel Hunton
, was in the first attack, and continued the fight until the enemy was driven into the Potomac
He is highly spoken of by Gen. Evans
, which must delight his grandfather's (the noble old patriot) heart.
But thousands of boys like these two youths — aged about 15--will be found in our Army, and of such stuff heroes can be made if property cared for and noticed.
It is the noble province of editors to bring these facts before the public, which will incite the youth of our country to deeds of high during.
and the surrounding country has undergone much from the soldiery during the past five months, but it is absolutely unavoidable, and no patriot will complain that his crops are in some instances wasted by those who are defending Virginia
from the tread of the invaders.
Should anything of interest occur on our line, I will at once write you. N.