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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.the late Col. Dreux. Fort Davis, Yorktown, July 13th, 1861. To the Editors of the Richmond Dispatch:--It seems to me perfectly useless to dwell any longer upon the lamentable event which has taken place lately in the killing of Col. Dreux, and such is not my intention; North, South, East and West of this Confederacy, we all came here to defend our uch more satisfactory, as not one of the Yankees would have escaped unhurt. The loss of Lt. Col. Dreux is, nevertheless, a most lamentable fact; in him the country loses one of the staunchest def but for the future, in the name of the two battalions from Louisiana, the Zouaves and that of Col. Dreux's, twin brothers of the same State, now stationed at Yorktown, I would suggest, as a favor frofrom our able Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Magruder, not to forget that to us, and to us more especially, belongs the right to revenge the loss of our gallant and most regretted Charles Dreux. Zouave.
will try and not forget the golden rule. In my communication of the 8th inst. I stated, on the authority of a Confederate officer, that a detachment of the Nottoway Cavalry were engaged in the skirmish which resulted in the death of our gallant Dreux. In justice to the Nottoway Troop and to its gallant Captain, John E. Jones, (whose card appears in your paper of yesterday.) I beg to say that my informant was mistaken in confounding the Nottoway Cavalry with another company. There is glory eame to hand, and without the shadow of a doubt you may rely upon it as being perfectly correct. On yesterday, at 11 A. M., Maj. Hood, commanding several detachments of cavalry, met the enemy about the same spot where the gallant and lamented Dreux fell on Friday last, and gave their hides the most genteel tanning that donkey skins have received for a long time. Our gallant boys killed four, wounded one, and took eleven prisoners among whom were two officers, a first and second lieutenant.
A man in Kentucky killed a cow, a few days since, in whose stomach was found a large brass pin, a hair pin, and a quantity of hooks and eyes. It is inferred that the old cow swallowed the milkmaid. The citizens of New Orleans are subscribing liberally for a fund to erect a monument to Lieut. Col. Dreux, killed near Newport News in a skirmish with some Federal troops. W. D. Watts, Esq., who, for twenty years or more, filled the office of Ordinary of Laurens District, S. C, died at Glenn Springs on Wednessday last. The original New York Spirit of the Times, the oldest sporting paper in the country, has suspended publication.
nd I thought of those who had been the partners of the trials and joys of my youth, and the eye of my soul saw a flock of young eagles soaring through the darkness and mounting upward, and I thought of him whose remains now lie mouldering before you. There were then words of anger and menace; the sea began to darken with threatening vessels, our frontiers bristled with bayonets, and the tramp of armed men was heard on our borders — the South with one voice cried "to arms. " The spirit of Charles Dreux never could brook submission to wrong when accompanied with insult. In the full gush of his youth and of his usefulness; with the brand of genius, reeking and perfumed, all over him; the head of a young and dearly beloved family; engaged in the pursuit of a profession, which, wide open before him, held up to his eye the choicest rewards and honors; esteemed and beloved, he left father, wife, child, brothers and sisters, to bare his breast for his mother South. He made Louisiana's cause