had been much sought for; but, like the Upas tree, its deleterious effects in this community is rendering it obnoxious to its former many readers.
On Thursday last a splendid troop of cavalry from Rockingham county, under the command of Captain Yancey, from McGaheysville, passed through town.
Captain Yancey is the third brother who have command of volunteers from that county, one of whom is in command of another troop of horse, and the other of a company of light infantry.
This morniCaptain Yancey is the third brother who have command of volunteers from that county, one of whom is in command of another troop of horse, and the other of a company of light infantry.
This morning ninety-six gallant and chivalrous looking volunteers from Luray, Page county, under the command of Capt. Young, left in the cars, and Capt. F. W. M. Holliday's Rifle Mountain Rangers will leave in a few days.
They will maintain Nature's first, noblest, and universal law, among the many thousand gallant spirits who have God for their bulwark and truth for their power; and, when the period arrives, they will not stop to number the foe.
There are so many vague rumors at this point in refer
h back-bone in Lincom's men to take the heights away from them.
The Dispatch, I am sorry to say, does not reach me regularly.
I received May 30, and the next was June 3.
Something wrong somewhere; yet, the Post-Office Department in our Government has not had the time to get all right.
Things will work right, I suppose, by-and-by.
There is much inconvenience on account of Confederate Post- Office stamps.
Five cents in silver is not always commutable, and we have some bother.
We have plenty of provisions, comfortable quarters, and general health very good.
No small-pox nor epidemic disease to contend with. A. U. S. soldier was brought in yesterday by a member of Capt. T. L. Yancey's Cavalry, as a prisoner of war. There was a small skirmish, in which two or three U. S. soldiers were killed and one prisoner taken.
Three or four Colt revolvers were taken at the same time.
I hope to soon have the pleasure of reporting our victory, in a battle at Harper's Ferry. Pen.
"Victory or death." He was a noble, generous spirit, and was a favorite of his company.
His remains were brought to Staunton on Monday and followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sincere friends, amongst them the I. O. O. F., of which he was a faithful and worthy member, and Captain Skinner's company.
Another gallant soldier gone.
We learn (says the Register) that our young friends, George W. Messick, son of Gessner Messick, of this vicinity, a member of Capt. T. L. Yancey's troop of cavalry, was killed in the battle of Sunday last, near Manassas Junction.
He had, we learn, been ordered to make a charge for the rescue of some prisoners, when he received a shot in the head, which killed him instantly.
He was a gallant soldier, and met his death like a patriot.
The Rockingham boys.
We are proud to learn that all the boys from Rockingham, in the late battle, conducted themselves with spirit and gallantry.--Not a man quailed — not a nerve that tre