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them from Watanga county, North Carolina. That statement conveys an imputation upon the patriotism of the people of that county, an unjust and contrary to the facts in the care, that I ask to be permitted to correct it through your columns. Watanga is a small county lying along the Blue Ridge, giving only about six hundred votes, and although adjoining Last Tennessee, has three fail companies in our army — a company of cavalry under Capt. Folk, and two companies of infantry under Captains Horton and Farthing; and I will venture to say that no portion of the Southern people are represented by a braver, hardier, or more patriotic hand of men. They are all marksmen, accustomed to take a fine sight upon their object, and death is sure to follow the report of their rifles. A large portion of them have left their farms and young families in the care of the old folks, and gone to distant and sickly portions of the republic, determined to drive back the Northern vandals, or perish in