small, has sent off three companies of volunteers — the fourth is nearly completed, and, I understand, a fifth is in progress.
And such is the enthusiasm and patriotism in our community, that a company of young ladies could be raised in a few days who are anxious and willing to go to nurse the sick and bind up the wounds, and some of them say they would fight, too. M. D. R.
Clover depot, Va., April 25, 1861.
A barbecue was given by the citizens of this place on Wednesday, the 24th inst., for the purpose of raising a volunteer company.--About 12 o'clock M., the people assembled at the Baptist Church for the purpose of organizing, electing officers, &c. The meeting was called to order, and the object of the same explained by B. F. Garrett, Esq., and opened with prayer by the Rev. Jno. T. Clark.
The following officers were unanimously elected: Dr. Jno. C. Coleman, Captain; Capt. A. Frank Rice, 1st Lieutenant; Capt. Thomas Watkins, 2d do.; Jno. M. Cole, 1st Sergeant; W.