A formidable for.--It will be seen by the interesting letter of our .Norfolk correspondent, that among the several thousand Confederate forces now at that point, is a body of three hundred Indians
These stalwart sons of the forest are from the county of Cherokee, N. C.
, and under the skilful training of Gen. Jackson
, a distinguished member of the North Carolina Senate from Cherokee
, are now ready for immediate action.
A more formidable-looking body of men, we are informed by a gentleman who has seen them, never have been congregated on this continent.
Not one of them is under six feet in height, and being built in proportion, they look more like modern Samsons than any thing else to which we can compare them.
The rifle has been their constant companion almost from infancy, and they are confessedly the best marksmen the world has ever seen.
They shoot running or standing with the same unerring certainty, and load and fire with a rapidity which is really surprising.--Petersburg Express