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dleton as Captain, and he promptly accepted. Dr. Pendleton is the Rector of the Episcopal Church in this place, and being a graduate of West Point and having served several years in the Army, is eminently qualified for the post. This company is now complete, and is armed and equipped and ready to march at short notice. A neat flag was presented to this company on Friday last by the ladies. The presentation was made by James D. Davidson, Esq., and it was received by the Captain and Sergeant J. C. Davis, both of whom responded to the brief, stirring speech of Mr. Davidson in most appropriate terms. The annual muster of the Eighth Regiment of Militia took place the same day — this regiment embraces the one-half only of the county, and notwithstanding two of its companies are now in service, there were in the lines, including three companies of volunteers, full 600 men, a larger number than usually turn out on such occasions. Old Rockbridge can readily send into the field, whenev
nation of a free people to be forever free. Such a people are a dangerous people to an enemy. No danger of a sacrifice of the honor of the South from such hands. Our town is quiet, and the numbers gone to war have contributed to make it so. Business has dwindled down to an insignificant figure. Garland Dunn, a gentleman of high respectability, committed suicide by hanging on Thursday morning last, at his residence, at the foot of the mountain dividing Rockingham and Greene counties. He lived just inside of Greene county. He was near sixty years of age. Men from here are yet wending their way to Harper's Ferry. A large party go to-night, another to-morrow night, and another on Wednesday morning. Success to the brave, who defend their homes and firesides from a tyrannical invader. The vote on the Secession Ordinance will be a unit in this county. I have not heard of a single dissenting voice. The message of President Davis is highly commended here. Pen.
Arrival of Mississippi troops. --Five companies of volunteers, averaging one hundred men, from Mississippi, reached Lynchburg yesterday morning--Tishomingo Rifles, Capt. Reynolds; the Town Creek Rifles, Capt. W. C. Bromley; the Magnolia Rifles, Capt. Davis; the Beck Rifles, Capt W. D. Beck; and the Cherry Creek Rifles. They form a part of three regiments now on their way to Virginia from Mississippi, and are under command of the gallant Col. Barksdale, former member of Congress from Mississippi, Lieut. Col. Boone, and Major Humphreys. Nearly all of the men are supplied with the most effective arms, and for soldierly bearing and fine physical appearance cannot be surpassed by any troops in the world. The other portion of the troops from Mississippi are hourly expected.--Lynchburg Republican.