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The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], The last hours of Hon. S. A. Douglas. (search)
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in King George county. Port Conway,Va., June 6. The roar of Federal guns, distinctly heard throughout the limits of our county in their attacks upon the battery at Aquia Creek, during three successive days of last week, has had the effect of arousing whatever of slumbering patriotism there may have been in our midst. Since the first engagement at that point, numbers have withdrawn their names from the militia roll and entered the ranks of the volunteers. A new volunteer company, raised under the auspices of E. Poinee H. Tayloe, Esq., will meet at our Court-House to-day for organization. Mr. T., it is understood, will be chosen captain. Our Potomac border is constantly menaced with invasion from the Northern forces. War steamers are continually anchoring off our shores, greatly to the annoyance of citizens resident immediately upon the banks of the river. A number of armed troops landed from one of these steamers la