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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.town more quiet — making tents — New Company — drilling Keery night — Suspension of papers — messenger from Harper's Ferry — arrest of a suspicious character, &c. Staunton,April 21. Our mountain town is more quiet since the leaving of the various volunteer companies of which I wrote you. But the enthusiasm among the people is on the increase. Another volunteer company, making the fourth volunteer company of the place, is now being raised by Col. John L. Peyton, who will drill them a la Zouave. Our armory is used every night now for drilling purposes, and our militia seem determined to have whatever benefit there may be in good training. These drills are really pleasant re-unions, and an amount of good fellowship prevails that is unusual any where in times of "piping peace." Set that down as one of the benefits of war, One of our town papers (the Vindicator) is suspended, the hands being "off to the war." I learn that the S
up, and the further progress of the troops impeded. At a late hour we received the following dispatch from our correspondent at Annapolis: Annapolis, April 21, 9 P. M.--This morning the steamer Maryland (the immense railroad ferry best at Havre Grace) came into this port, having on board eight hundred Massachusetts troops, been sent through- out the country for troops to concentrate here. We received the following last evening from our Annapolis correspondent: Annapolis,April 21. The steamer Maryland arrived here this morning, having on board Col. Butler and eight hundred Massachusetts troops, en route for Washington. The steamer ise yard are locked, and additional watchmen guarding the entrances. The Constitution will convey the troops to Washington. Annapolis Telegraph Office,April 21, 10½ o'clock. The telegraph office at the Annapolis junction has been taken possession of by the Government, and the above dispatch is sent by pony express. A
Reprisals on the enemy. --On the 21st of April a company of New Kenters, under charge of Quartermaster Isaac H. Christian, of the 52d Regiment, took possession of the schooner Electa H. Parker, 199 tons, commanded by Capt. Henry Parker, and loaded with wood. Col. Jones, of the 6th Regiment, Essex county, took possession of two Northern vessels, loaded with ship timber, on the Rappahannock, on Monday morning last.--The vessels are the William, of Bath, Maine, and the Richmond, of Richmond, Maine. The timber is valued at $2,000. All the buoys and light boats on the river (Rappahannock) have been removed. Three independent companies--one of Cavalry, one of Artillery and one of Infantry --have been formed.
the camp of the Pennsylvania troops about 10½ o'clock this morning. At the time he passed the troops, about 3,000 in number, were marching with music down the road to wards Ashland Furnace. It was rumored that they were falling on the borders of Pennsylvania, where they would encamp and await further reinforcements and orders. The troops were deficient in food, having nothing but crackers. About one-half were unarmed, but carried blankets. Later from Annapolis. Annapolis,April 21, noon.--The U. States frigate Constitution and steamer Maryland, are now anchored off the harbor. Col. Butler has 1,500 of the 1,800 Massachusetts troops under his command, on board the Constitution. They are armed with Minnie muskets, cutlasses and revolvers. Four field pieces were on the Maryland's decks. Before the Constitution was towed out it was apprehended she would ground. The officers of the Elkridge railroad disabled their engines, while the citizens were ready to tear up the