enandoah Co., June 18
Our company, the "Shenandoah Riflemen," left for Winchester this morning.
They number between sixty and seventy men, all of whom are quite expert with the gun, and good marksmen.
We venture to say that no company in the Valley is composed of better fighting material than this, and if they are favored with an opportunity, will make sad havoc of the Yankee hirelings.
It is worthly of note that there are eleven Crabills in this company, six of them the sons of David Crabill, Esq., one of the oldest residents of this place.
There are also five Readys.
We think a premium should be awarded to that father who can muster the most sons into service to fight the battles of the South defend the soil or Virginia, and repel Northern invaders.
Previous to the departure of the company, the Rev. J. A. Snyder delivered the boys a sermon, the text of which we find in Isaiah, 43rd chapter, 6th verse, and Samuel, 17th chapter, 45th verse, being as follows: "I will sa