From the Richmond Dispatch, 6/25/1861, p. 2
Col. William Gilham, of the Virginia Military
Institute, has been authorized to raise a regiment of light infantry, of which
he will have command. The regiment will consist of ten companies, of not less
than 80 men each. Col. Gilham is now commanding the Camp of Instruction, Central
Fair Grounds. To persons desiring to enter the service of their country under a
perfectly competent leader, the above offers rare inducements.
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