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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.War spirit in Charlottesville. Charlottesville, Va., April 19, 1861. The war spirit is fully manifest by all persons here. Two companies in town, and two from the University, left here on Wednesday night for Harper's Ferry. There was a firm determination with them all to fight and conquer. While waiting for the train, the University soldiers stood for three hours in unbroken ranks, every one panting to meet the foe. Speeches were delivered to perhaps fifteen hundred persons assembled at the depot, by Col. R. R. Prentis, and Prof. Holmes, of the University, Hon. S. F. Leake, of Charlottesville, and Mr. Berry, of Alexandria. --When Mr. Leake said,"Fellow-citizens of the Confederate States of the South, " a shout went up such as never before was heard in this vicinity. Last night a Home Guard was formed in town, of sixty persons over 45 years of age--Col. Prentis elected Captain, A. P. Abell, Lieutenant. A fine military corps wa
Movements in Harper's Ferry --Rumors, at first intangible, but soon after taking definite shape upon our streets last night and this mooring, gave currency to the report that a body of the troops of this Common- wealth had moved from Richmond, by the Central and Orange, and Manassas Gap Railroads to Winchester. On the route companies from Charlottesville, Staunton, Culpeper Court-House, Orange Court-House, Warrenton, Berryville, and Woodstock had joined the column. Upon arriving at Winchester, the State forces were, it is said, to move upon, and take possession of the Armory at Harper's Ferry. This movement has doubtless been accomplished, and it is reported in Washington this afternoon that Harper's Ferry and the Armory were in possession of the State troops. The Armory was garrisoned by a company of United States troops, lately removed thither from Carlisle Barracks, and the artisans of the establishment had, also, been drilling as a company. The above is from