Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Winchester,Va., June 4, 1861.
"’ is anxiously sought for and read with much interest in this, our overanxious community, in these times, where Madam Rumor
is rife on the all-absorbing questions which hourly originate on the movements of the indomitable sons of the South
The ‘"Baltimore Sun
"’ until lately had been much sought for; but, like the Upas tree, its deleterious effects in this community is rendering it obnoxious to its former many readers.
On Thursday last a splendid troop of cavalry from Rockingham county
, under the command of Captain Yancey
, from McGaheysville
, passed through town.
is the third brother who have command of volunteers from that county, one of whom is in command of another troop of horse, and the other of a company of light infantry.
This morning ninety-six gallant and chivalrous looking volunteers from Luray, Page county
, under the command of Capt. Young
, left in the cars, and Capt. F. W. M. Holliday
's Rifle Mountain Rangers will leave in a few days.
They will maintain Nature's first, noblest, and universal law, among the many thousand gallant spirits who have God for their bulwark and truth for their power; and, when the period arrives, they will not stop to number the foe.
There are so many vague rumors at this point in reference to the Lincoln cut
-throats being quartered near the Berkeley
line, that, as I cannot be definite, I will not communicate on the matter; but certain it will be, if the desperadoes do attempt to throw a column by flanks on Harper's Ferry
, via Martinsburg
, they no doubt will obtain their allotted portion of Virginia
's soil--six feet by two.
We receive daily news from Harper's Ferry
; and there appears to be an instinctive proclivity among the riflemen at watching for the anticipated ‘"game."’
On Saturday last, all the sick and disabled were brought to Winchester
Every attention is manifested towards them.
In a few days our county will be thoroughly organized.
From what I glean from others, and my own knowledge, I am under the impression that the Unionists ere long will be few and far between, with the exception of some few, who are radical Black Republicans; and the period is not far distant, if I do not mistake the sign of the times, that ramification will be the order of the day. On that subject, more anon.
Our people are full of patriotism and chivalry, and it would not be amiss for me here to state that gentlemen of this place, who hung to the Union
with so much love and tenacity, with a lingering hope of its preservation upon terms of equality, that they stood firm upon the last plank of the wreck, but grasping Sic Semper Tyrannis,
are now heart, soul and body, using their influence and means in perfecting an organization touching the Southern
, D. W. Burton
, T. T. Fauntleroy
, and the indefatigable editor of the Winchester Republican
, and last, not least, the gallant Palmer
of the Virginian
, who advocated the secession of Virginia
at an early period — such are the men, with a host of others, who are determined to do or die, sharing a common destiny with the yeomanry of old Frederick, Virginia
, and the galaxy that forms the glorious Confederate States