From the Richmond Daily Whig, 5/22/1861
The Fair Grounds. - Crowds of ladies and gentlemen repair every
afternoon to the "Camp of Instruction" of the Virginia Volunteers, at the
Hermitage Fairgrounds; to the encampment near the Reservoir, and to other places
of military interest, near the city, to view the battalion drills and dress
parades. The proficiency of the Lexington Cadets, who are quartered at the first
mentioned place, is something wonderful to behold, and worth going a long
distance to see.