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een organized, and most of them are now in active service. The "Culpeper Minute Men" are commanded by a gentleman formerly of Richmond, and a nephew of the immortal Captain of the Minute Men of the Revolution, concerning whom Mr. Randolph remarked in the United States Senate: "They were summoned in a minute, marched in a minute, fought in a minute, and vanquished in a minute." This company was among the first to go to Harper's Ferry about six weeks ago, and are now there. Company "E, " Capt. Porter, numbers about 85 men, of the first respectability. Capt. P.'s father, who resides about four miles from this place, has six sons in the Southern Army. Company "F" is commanded by Captain Taylor, one of our most opulent and influential citizens. It numbers about sixty at this time, with recruits daily coming in. In his ranks are seven brothers by the name of Brown.--This beats anything I have heard of except an old lady in Nelson county, who, I understand, has nine sons in our our army
Fatal shooting --In a difficulty at the depot at Columbia, Tenn., a few days ago, W. C. Reynolds shot and killed his brother-in-law, Wm. Porter, and also killed, by an accidental shot, Mr. Burgess, a volunteer from Giles county. In the course of the unfortunate rencontre, Mr. Reynolds was wounded by a pistol shot in the shoulder, and severely beaten on the head with a stick. Reynolds has been arrested and will be brought to trial.