A Crack Cavalry Company.
--A gentleman who has lately been traveling over parts of the extreme South
, sends a letter to the Louisville Courier, in which he thus speaks of a fine cavalry company which lately entered the Confederate
service from Mississippi
has now nineteen regiments in the Confederate army, and has twelve more organized and drilling, ready to obey the first semmons to march.
Some of her corps are the finest troops in the field.
The Adams Troop, from Natchez
, the most splendidly equipped body of cavalry ever seen in this country, passed on to Virginia
by the way of our city, a few days ago. It is a corps formed among the gentlemen of Natchez
and Adams county
, and drilled by Gen. Quitman
when he was in the prime of his military ardor.
It was kept up in its full efficiency till the present revolution, when it resolved to take part in the conflict, and since then it has been under the instruction of an experienced French cavalry officer.
On parade their drill was as perfect as that of veterans.
There was not an ordinary horse in the troop of one hundred, and their splendid charges seemed as thoroughly drilled as the men. The outfit of each member cost $1.000, and there was not a private in the ranks who had not a fortune of at least $50,000. They have equipped themselves, and bear their own expenses, and ask no pay from the Government
They will exhibit in soldierly bearing, and by their knightly prowess, to Northerners what is meant by Southern chivalry.