From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/24/1861

The Lexington Cadets have arrived and are quartered at the Central Fair Grounds. Perfect in the knowledge of a soldier’s duty, they may be safely left to be judged by their action on any field. In this contest we are glad to see that young and old repair to the assistance of the Old Dominion with alacrity.


From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/24/1861

Review of the Cadets. - Maj. Colston, with 163 of the Lexington Cadets, appeared on parade on the Square yesterday evening, creating the most unbounded enthusiasm among the spectators. Fifty of the Cadets were left at Lexington, and 185  started for this city. - Those not on parade were on duty at the Fair Grounds. The Cadets came prepared for war, are fully armed and equipped. They brought a battery of nine field-pieces - one of the pieces, a rifled cannon, is said to be the best piece of ordnance in the State. These young men do not flinch from any duty, and herein they set a noble example - one worthy of all emulation. They were reviewed on the Square by the Governor.

 

 

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