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[for the Richmond Dispatch] Yorktown, July 9, 1861. Editors Dispatch: Gentlemen — I see in your paper of the 8th inst. a letter from your correspondent at "Camp Page, near Williamsburg," giving an account of the skirmish near Newport News, in which the lamented and gallant Col. Dreux was killed, which states that he was "accompanied by a detachment of the Nottoway Cavalry," and in some remarks just preceding the letter, headed "The Skirmish near Newport News," it is said that "the sudden dash of their horses startled the horses of the Howitzers" I beg to say that the Nottoway Cavalry bore no part whatever in the skirmish, being stationed at Yorktown on the day it took place. Your kindness in giving this note an insertion in your paper, so as to correct those misstatements, which are doubtless unintentional, will much oblige, Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,John E Jones,Captain Nottoway Cavalry.
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Hampton's Legion. --This Legion, which is now encamped below the city, at Camp Chimborazo, had a magnificent parade of all its force on the 8th inst., at which was present, besides hundreds of other visitors, the honored Chief Magistrate of the Southern Confederacy. All who saw the members of the Legion as they were drawn up in battle array, were most favorably impressed with their appearance and gentlemanly and soldierly bearing. As company after company came promptly into line, the grow dress of the "Washingtons," the darker hue of the "Davis Guards," the green, hunter-like, loose-fitting coat of the "Gist Rifles," together with the blue of the "Bozeman Guards," and other shades of the "Manning and Watson Guards," had a splendid effect. President Davis rode through the camp, and expressed himself as entirely satisfied with the appearance and bearing of the Legion. The latter are but a small proportion of the gallant men that the chivalrous Palmetto State has sent to the as
The "Effective Blockade." --The New York Times of the 8th inst., makes this statement: Commodore Stringham has command of the whole blockading squadron on the Atlantic coast, but sadly lacks enough vessels of light draft to make it effective. Every now and then, too, orders come from Washington to send some vessel on duty at the mouth of some of these rivers away for repairs, and Then the rebels stay in with their boat-loads of supplies. Some effective gun-boats are greatly needed.