sposs, near Goldsboro', N. C. May 3, 1862.
I am now in camp with the 30th regiment of Virginia Infantry, and though they sigh as anxiously to return to their native State, nor that the Yankees are threatening Richmond, as did ever a wandering desert for an oasis still they are ready to meet on North Carolina soil Burnside and his hirelings.
We have never seen batter more complete disciplines, or field and company officers in whom the men had greater confidence.
The new Colonel, "Ashby Garrison," is the very soul of and it is only needed for him to command to induce the man and officers to follow.
Lieut. Col. Chew and Major Goulden are not only accomplished officers but command the respect and confidence of the regiment.
The company officers under the new organization, whenever an opportunity occurs to meet the enemy will, beyond a doubt, establish the Forth, the confidence of the men has not been misplaced.
To say that this regiment in rank and our, has few equal and scarc