From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/23/1861, p. 1

A very long train of empty cars left the Fredericksburg depot last evening about 4 o’clock, and on inquiring of the Superintendent, we learned that they were dispatched after the Lexington Cadets and other companies along that line of travel, who will, no doubt, arrive here to day. Col. Smith, of the Institute, has been in town for several days.









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