I hereby report to you that I have mus
tered into the service the following companies from
the counties of Campbell, Bedford, Botetourt, Roan-
oke and Craig. viz:
1. May 10th. "The Beauregard Rifles"--Capt. M.W.
Moorman, 95 strong. Gen.
has ordered this company to Richmond, to
be converted into an artillery Co. They left
for Richmond this morning. They are from this ^'city.'
2 May 13th "The Wise Troop", from Lynchburg,
Capt. Jno Langhorne 70 strong
3 May 14th "The Clay Troop," Capt. Wm. R. Terry
from Bedford, 71 strong.
These two cavalry companies have sabres
4. May 15th "The Jeff Davis Guards" (infantry)
Capt. J.R. Hutter, 70 strong, from Lynchburg.
5 May 15th "The Old Dominion Rifles" Capt T. M.
Bowyer, from Bedford, 81 strong
6. May 15th "The Bedford Light Artillery" Capt. T. C.
C. Jordan--73 strong--from Bedford Co.
7. May 16th "The Mountain Rifles." Ca[t. Joseph
Anderson--73 strong--from Botetourt Co.
8. May 16th "The Blue Ridge Rifles" Capt. Wm. T. Patton
69 strong from Botetourt Co.
9. May 17th "The Craig Rifles"--Capt. N. C. Wilson
75 strong--from Craig Co.
10 May 17 "The Salem Light Artillery" Cap. A. Hupp
85 strong from Roanoke
11 May 17th "The Roanoke Greys" --Rifle Co. Capt
M.P. Deyele--90 strong--from Roanoke Co.
12 May 17, "The Clifton Greys" Rifle Co. Capt.
A. Clements--65 strong from Campbell Co.
13 May 17th "The Brookneal Rifle Guard" Capt.
Whitlow--56 strong--Campbell Co.
These companies are all unarmed-
except the last which has 40 Rifles--marked
U.S. --H. Deringer--Phila.--
I am exceedingly anxious to have these cos.
immediately armed & have urged that arms
be sent here ^'from Richmond' without waiting the slow
process of special requisitions for each
company. Indeed it is impossible to make
out such requisitions exactly, for in every
company there are some, not present at
the mustering in, but who join their compy
in a day or two. Yet there is enough un-
certainty in each case to prevent
exact requisition being made. It would
be much better to have a depot of arms
here. Col. J.A. Early is now in command here.
Your obt. servant
D A Langhorne Lt. Col Va Vols
a company of cavalry Capt Pitzer 90 strong
from Botetourt will be mustered into
day May 20th DAL
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P.S. The arms for the Bedford Artillery have arrived here.