From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1861 , p. 2

In Town. - Several companies of the Sixth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers reached this city yesterday. They were accompanied by a full brass band. They are from Morris Island . Their steady step and the precision of their movements betrayed the presence of a thorough acquaintance with the details of drill. It is useless to praise them, as they stand in no need of it. Suffice that they came "on purpose" for a place in the front rank. Five hundred more of the same regiment was expected yesterday evening. We learn that Col. John H. Winder, Inspector General of Posts, has been appointed commanding officer. Col. Winder is a Marylander, and his enthusiasm and bravery will be appreciated by those with whom he is hereafter to be intimately associated.

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