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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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lish, old Abe Lincoln. Sixcompanies of volunteers have already been raised in Washington county. The sixth company was raised in the lower end of the county, and is under command of Capt. Jas. T. Preston, the Colonel commandant of the regiment of militia. A few days since the ladies of this town made a fine flag for the "Mounted Rifles." It was presented, for the ladies by Miss Lizzie Hardin of Kentucky, one of the teachers in Martha Washington College. It was received by Lieut. R. B. Edmonson. To-day the young ladies of Martha Washington College presented a handsome flag, through the President, Rev. Wm. A. Harris, to Dr. White's company. All three of the companies now in barracks at Abingdon, together with hundreds of the citizens of the town and county, were present. The report has reached our community that Cameron, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had telegraphed to Gov. Letcher asking for an armistice! It is not believed; but if so, the request is considered an