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Movement of troops. --Three companies left Ashland yesterday morning for West Point, thence to Yorktown. Halifax Light Infantry, Lieut. Paul C. Edmunds commanding; Chatham Greys, Pittsylvania county, Capt. Werits commanding, and Old Dominion Rifles, Capt. Dickinson commanding-- Capt. Grammer, of the Halifax Light Infantry, commanding the Battalion; a gallant and brave officer.
Camp at Ashland. --The several Battalions of Infantry heretofore domiciled at Ashland, in Hanover county, have received marching orders within the last few days. Nearly enough to form a good sized regiment have gone down the river, bound East. Some 1,500 or 2,000 Cavalry will be there in a few days -- indeed, a large force of that arm of the service is there already. Most of the Cavalry heretofore ordered to rendezvous at this station, will be congregated there for instruction. Camp at Ashland. --The several Battalions of Infantry heretofore domiciled at Ashland, in Hanover county, have received marching orders within the last few days. Nearly enough to form a good sized regiment have gone down the river, bound East. Some 1,500 or 2,000 Cavalry will be there in a few days -- indeed, a large force of that arm of the service is there already. Most of the Cavalry heretofore ordered to rendezvous at this station, will be congregated there for instruction.
n companies that Petersburg has contributed to the defence of the State, amounting to over 1000 men, with more of the same sort felt in case of an emergency. In the event of a conflict of arms, we have every confidence that they will bear themselves with y, and never suffer the Southern flag to in the dust. The McC burg Cavalry are daily expected to pass through this city on their way to Richmond. This company will form a part of the 1st Regiment of Cavalry, which will rendezvous at Ashland. Three companies of volunteers left here this morning for Norfolk, numbering, in the aggregate, 300 men, It is understood that they are detailed for service at one of the exposed points where foreign troops might attempt to effect a landing, the object being to guard it by breast works of sufficient strength. Revising the occurrences of the past few days, the utmost activity is manifested in every might try movement. Orders are given by the proper authorities, which are responded
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from the Camp at Ashland. Camp Ashland, Hanover Co.,1 Va., May 14th, 1861. Being a member of the "Meadsville Grays," a rifle company from Halifax county, and that company having been overlooked by your correspondence, I take the liberty of calling your attention to the fact that that company is still in existence, and in camp at Ashland. Mr. Richard Logan is our Captain. He graduated several years ago at Lexington, and is, perhaps, equal in point of military skill to any officer here. Our First lieutenant is Mr. Samuel Kent; he is a second Winfield Scott in stature, but a much better man in character. The The rifle of itself is a formidable weapon, (the ball will take effect a mile,) but it is rendered still more so by the sword bayonet with which it is supplied. Ashland is, perhaps, the most suitable place that could have been choose for our quarters; the water is fine and plentiful, and the land is extremely level and admirably
Camp Ashland, Hanover Co.Va. May 15, 1861. All are well here, except a few who have taken cold, and they are rapidly improving under the care of the surgeon, Dr. Landon Rived, and his assistant, Dr. T. L. Hunter. It would amuse you to see some of your Main street merchants — members of the Governor's Guard — who enter with alacrity on the duties and labors of camp life, carrying parcels and packages, and performing other hard work without grumbling. Last evening the Young Guard, of your city, serenaded several of our citizens, who were highly delighted. The vocal music was excellent. I understand that the Governor's Guard and Chesterfield Troop (Company B) have a kind of family worship every evening. Providence never forgets those who call upon Him. The "host" of Ashland, John L. Thompson, labors hard to please his guests. Haveloc