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The battle of Buena Vista. How Mississippians and South Carolinians Fight — Terrible Slaughter of a Thousand Mexican Lancers. In times of excitement like the present, when we read so much in Black Republican journals about the easy conquest of the entire South, the article below will be read with interest. The enemy forget, probably, that men of the same heroic daring and firm resolve are still alive; men who will prove to the world that they can neither be intimidated by threats, nor overawed by numbers. In reviewing Claiborne's Life and Times of Quitman, in DeBow's Review, the writer says: An episode may be here tolerated in regard to the conduct of the celebrated Mississippi Rifles, under charge of Colonel, now President Jefferson Davis, on the field of Buena Vista. The great movement then made by Davis is said to have been without previous parallel in the art of war, and was regarded by the Duke of Wellington as new and masterly. It was subsequently made, we l