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rt county, Va.,April 12th, 1861. The secession move is making rapid progress among us. At the election for delegates to the Convention our county gave a large majority for the Union ticket, and if the question was now put to the voters of Botetourt, I believe there would be five secessionists to one Union man in the county. In front of our Court-House there was raised and still stands, one of the prettiest secession flags in the State, it being fifteen feet long and about 6 feet widethe head of each horse.--We don't care for his rage — we are bound to go for secession, right or wrong, and give it a trial. Our mountain boys are all excitement, daily expecting to hear of a conflict at Charleston. When it does come, old Botetourt will be represented in the Confederate Army by her sons, who will never permit a foe to walk unmolested over the soil of a sister State. When war begins, the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia will, for a time, cease to echo the report of th