es that have already repaired, with burnished guns, glistening bayonets, and Cherokee knives of fearful dimensions, to the scene of war in the Old Commonwealth, two other volunteer companies have been organized and equipped in our little mountain city; one of them, the Cherokee Artillery, left for camp the first of this week, and the other, "Floyd Sharp Shooters," commanded by Capt. Hamilton, expect to leave for Virginia on Tuesday next; and, if I am not very much mistaken, the myrmidons of Lincoln will be deeply and bullet-ly impressed with the significance of the name of this last company.
I doubt if any town in the Confederate States, of the same population, has as many well drilled companies in the army of Virginia as Rome, and yet other companies are about being organized.
May there not be something in a name ? Ancient Rome boasted of her "legions" of fighting men, why may not modern Rome do the same — on a small scale ?
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