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Col. John Program. --The stand made by this gallant officer at Rich Mountain, with 300 of his comrades, against Lincoln's hordes of vandal Yankees and Virginia tories, has been compared to that made by Leonidas and his brave followers against Xerxes and his Persian hordes at the pass of Thermopolæ. The Raleigh Register, edited by John WeSyme, says: "Heroic conduct is what might have been expected from John Program. Being a native of Petersburg, we have known him from infancy, and enjoyed a close intimacy with his late lamented father, Gen. James W. Program, Better and more chivalric blood than that of John Program never coursed through the veins of any man. Col. P's military education was effected at West Point, where he graduated with the first honors. Since then he has traveled in Europe, where he had the finest opportunities of studying military affairs on the largest scale. We earnestly hope that his captivity — which was purely accidental — will be of short duratio