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volunteers reached the depot, and the car was made to resound with the shoutings of the assembled multitude. The company from Pulaski was detained by order of Gen. Preston; and that company, together with the Blacksburg volunteers, led by our company, marched up to our little village, where every house was thrown open for their aiptions. At 9½ o'clock the whistle gave the signal for starting, and the three companies referred to, under the command of their gallant leaders, Cols. Trigg and Preston, went off amid the shouts of the assembly. There were many tearful eyes and sad hearts in our village on that day — husbands parting with wives, parents with chi to organize in the county — the first to enter the service of the State--left Fincastle on Tuesday, to rendezvous at Boncack's, in obedience to the orders of General Preston. Yes, left Fincastle, and left not a dry eye nor a tearless cheek behind them.--They left as we would have them leave, not with a senseless smile or self con