Suffolk Christian Sun
March 7, 1862
Now, that there is
a prospect of having a general round with the enemy we do well to have our eyes
upon our soldiers in the army.
Continentals, commanded by Capt. Britt and the Marion Rangers under command of
Capt. Whitehead, are in Col. Parish’s 16th Va. Regiment at Huger
Barracks near Norfolk.
Rangers, Capt. Arthur’s company, are in Pryor’s Regiment near Smithfield.
The Cypress Sharp
Shooters and South Quay Guards, are in Col. Chambliss’
41st Va. Regiment near Sewel’s Point. These companies are commanded, the former by
Capt. Brinkley and the latter by Capt. Lawrence.
Capt. Williams’ company, the Nansemond Guard are at the Entrenched Camp, in
Col. Corprew’s Regiment.
The Chuchatuck Light Artillery, under Command of Capt. Phillips
have charge of a Battery
at Cedar Point.
Cavalry company have their Head Quarters somewhere
Capt. Hanshaw’s new Cavalry company will
be mustered into service this week.
Nearly all the old
companies mentioned above, have received a large number of recruits, recently,
and nearly all the old members are re-enlisting for the war.
Volunteer companies mentioned above, Capt. Kilby’s
Company of Norfolk county, is made up largely of
Nansemond men. They are stationed at
Grimes’ Battery near Portsmouth.
The Militia of the
county, making three companies, commanded by Captains Hunter, Arnold and
Ballard, are under command of Col. Copeland.
They were mustered into service last week, and are stationed at the
Court House in Suffolk.
There is perhaps,
not a more loyal county in the State, than old Nansemond. Her citizens seem willing to do their whole
duty in this struggle.
by Sharon Strout]