The Mississippi women.
--In Choctaw county, Miss.
, a company of ladies has been organized for some time under the name of ‘"Home Guards,"’ numbering over one hundred.
The Vicksburg Sun tells us what they have done as follows:
They have been constantly exercising on horseback and on foot with pistol, shot-gun and rifle, and have attained such perfection that we doubt if there is a better drilled company in the country.
Each one is almost a Boone with her rifle, and an Amazon in her equestrian skill.
We have heard that one lady, (our informant, Gen. T. C. McMackin
, could not give us her name,) in shooting at a cross mark, one hundred yards distant, with a rifle, struck the centre five times and broke it three times out of eight shots fired in succession.
She had a rest.
If any State can beat this, we should like to see it done.