Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
military activity — a Vivandiere — further
particulars of the late accident.
Lynchburg, Va., June 6, 1861.
Our city presented unusual activity yesterday.
Two trains arrived early in the morning, bringing troops from the States of Alabama
, most of whom were armed and well equipped.
A number of companies who have been on duty at Pensacola
there are many more encamped, awaiting transportation.
In the German Fusileers
, from Mobile
, I noticed a lady in bloomer costume, trimmed in same style as the rest of the soldiers.
She is the wife of the Orderly Sergeant
of the company, and wore a sword and pistol, and is said to be as well drilled as any man in the company, and handles the musket with perfect ease, and in addition to these accomplishments, so necessary for the soldier, she is a female physician, and in this capacity she will doubtless render efficient aid to the company of which she is a bond fide
Heavy cannonading was heard here yesterday afternoon in the direction of Fredericksburg
, from which we infer that another engagement has taken place at Aquia Creek
.--During the previous battles there the cannon aiding was distinctly heard all throughout this section.
A serious accident occurred on last Sunday with the eastward-bound train on the East
Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, with Col. Vaughn
's Regiment on board.
It appears, from what can be learned, that one of the trucks broke down, which was the cause of throwing three or four cars from the track, containing soldiers.
's command were the greatest sufferers, the Captain
having his thigh badly injured.
About twelve were sent back to Knoxville
— some with broken arms and legs, bruises, contusions, &c. Although seriously injured, it is hoped that the wounds will not prove fatal.
Several would not agree to turn back, and I noticed one man carried through this city yesterday on a litter unable to move himself, but with a bright and cheerful countenance, and although so badly hurt, seemed busy in giving directions to those around him. This case is illustrative of the energy and pluck that animates the hearts of those brave fellows.