Upon special inquiry made not long since of two vener ble gentlemen, Mr. Richard Mauzyof McGaheysville and Mr. J. N. Liggett of Harrisonburg, I was informed that Rocking- ham County, although a stronghold for Polk and his party, took very little interest in the Mexican War, 1846-8. Of Rockingham soldiers in Mexico, the following were all that could be recalled: John P. BrockM1823-1892) ; N. Calvin Smith" (1823-1897); William Smith (brother of Calvin). In October, 1873, William Ralston died near Linville Depot, aged about 50, It was said that he had been in the Mexican War, as well as in the Civil War. He was known as "Soldier Bill." Mr. Robert Coifman of Dayton states that Frederick Linhoss, formerly of the same town, was a soldier in Mex- ico; and Mr. Benj. Long, also of Dayton, agrees with Mr. Coffman in reporting the tradition, received from Mr. Lin- hoss and Mr. St. Clair Detamore, that a number of men (about a dozen) left Dayton for the Mexican War.