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sly for volunteers. The army in the Mississippi Valley. Some idea of the formidable obstacles which Lincoln's flotilla will have to encounter in its passage down the Mississippi, may be formed from the annexed extract from a letter to the Baton Rouge Gazette: Our troops are composed of the flower of Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and last, though not least, a brigade of Louisinians, to which I hope will be added the Donaldsonville Cannoneers now in Memphis. With Johnston, Polk, Pillow, Thompson, Cheatham, and McGown at the lead of operations here, Zollicoffer at Cumberland Gap — Buckner at Bowling Green, with thousands rallying to his standard daily — you may prepare to hear soon of the grand "smash" of the Lincoln project to invade the Mississippi valley, as he would have to walk over the dead bodies of no less than 200,000 Southerners to accomplish the feat — not, however, without the sacrifice of a few on his part.--Strong fortifications are being erecte<
g a party of us paid a visit to the camp of the 1st Virginia Regiment, which is acknowledged to be the finest in the service. It is on a hillside close by this village, and on the Alexandria turnpike, immediately opposite the headquarters of Gen. Johnston. Our party consisted of Mrs. H. and two daughters, Mrs. M, of Maryland, two Misses G., of New Orleans, and a few gentlemen connected with the army. We were welcomed very heartily by Col. Fry, who showed us around the encampment, which lookequee, and listened with bowed, uncovered heads to prayers read by Dr. Harrold. Soon after comes "taps," and the lights are extinguished. I must correct an unintentional error in my last letter, in which I spoke of Brigadier Gen. Smith, when I was perfectly aware that he was a General, and commanded a corps of the "army of the Potomac." The Commander-in-Chief is General Johnston; Gen. Beauregard commands the first corps and Gen. Smith the second. My error was a slip of the pen. Bohemian.