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 say to the North-give up, and to the South keep not back; thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts." From this text, the minister clearly elucidated that we have both God and justice upon our side in this war; that victory is not always to the strong, b