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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in North Carolina --troops in motion — enthusiasm of the people. Raleigh, N. C., April 21st, 1861. Notwithstanding to-day is Sunday, it has been a day of great rejoicing in the "City of Oaks." At five o'clock P. M., a special train from the West arrived at the depot of the N. C. Railroad, containing four hundred strong arms and stout hearts en route for the most available points of attack, eager for the fight, and with the Confederate flag waving from each coach, with one star to the glorious seven, which glistens to the name of Virginia. Hundreds of persons, old and young, had congregated at the depot to welcome them, and as the train approached containing these uniformed soldiers who had armed and equipped themselves for their loved South, one long, glad shout rent the air to the tune of three times three. Such manifestations cannot fail to buoy the hearts and nerve the arms of these gallant patriots. After remaining at th
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.the true spirit. Amelia Co., Va., April 21, 1861. On Saturday, April the 20th, the students of the Amelia Academy, after a spirited address from the Principal, Wm. H. Harrison, with great joy flung proudly to the breeze, from the top of a staff 60 feet high, the flag of the Confederate States, organized themselves as a Home Guard, and made arrangements to elect officers and procure arms, Amelia is fully aroused. The ladies, God bless them ! show the spirit of 76. One of the first in the county, in fortune, family, and every grace and quality that can adorn her sex, said to me yesterday, with great feeling, that if she had ten sons she would gladly send them to the war. With such a spirit animating men, women and boys, and God and truth on our side, we may surely defy Lincoln and his myrmidons Wigwam.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.war fever in Bedford. Thaxton's, Bedford Co., Va., April 21st, 1861. I hasten to announce to you that the war fever is up in old Bedford; that we have today at this place raised the flag of the Confederate States, said the shouts of a large a concourse of gentlemen and ladies — the flag being run up by three ladies, amid deafening huzzas, after which the meeting was addressed by William M. Burwell, Esq. Old Bedford is all a unit, and will meet the invader with the motto, "We conquer or we perish!" In haste, C. T.
ch volunteer company, equipped and armed, whether of Infantry, Artillery or Riflemen, in the counties lying west of the city of Richmond, between Richmond and the Blue Ridge and in the Valley of Virginia, from the county of Rockbridge to the Tennessee line, establish forth with on the lines of speedy communication a rendezvous, and hold themselves in readiness for immediate orders. Telegraph or send by express to the Executive the name of Captains, number of men and description of force. It is further ordered that officers of all grades on the line of the Potomac river render obedience to the orders of Gen. Philip St. Geo. Cocke, who has been assigned to the command of that section of the military operations of the State bounded by said river. Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the Seal of the Common wealth, at Richmond, 21st April, 1861, and in the 85th year of the Commonwealth. [Signed] John Letcher. George W. Munford, ap 22--d3t Secretary of the Commonwealth.