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From Petersburg.[special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Petersburg, May 18, 1861. By a little stretch of the imagination, one might almost suppose that mother earth was in the act of giving birth to a martial off-spring, so many are the military companies that daily pass through our streets. The Petersburg Cavalry, 55 strong, under the command of Capt. Fisher, left yesterday morning, at 12 o'clock, in a special train. The horses were put six in a car, without any difficulty, with negroes to guard them. There was an immense assemblage of persons at the depot to see the company off. Among the many fine troops that have left Petersburg for the scene of war, none have surpassed the cavalry in soldierly appearance. Of the Mecklenburg troops and cavalry that have passed through here within the last day or two, it is unnecessary for me to speak in detail, as your citizens have had an opportunity to see them and form their own opinions. They were enthusiastically recei