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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
credit to whom credit is due.

On the day of the celebrated battle at Manassas, I noticed several distinguished gentlemen from the Southern States, who took a prominent part in the fight, and who did not belong to the service. Among others whose gallant conduct deserves notice, was that of Col. Jack Brown, of Talbot county, Georgia. He joined the Mississippi Regiment, near the battle-field, as it was going to the relief of Gen. Johnston; and seizing a gun from a wounded soldier, he was soon in the thickest of the fight Being a splendid marksman and a man of remarkable coolness, it is not too much to say, that he caused several of the Hessian scoundrels to ‘"bite the dust."’ He received two slight wounds, one in the left foot, and the other in the hip. He was at last knocked down by the concussion of a cannon ball, which passed near his head, and was reported among the killed. I am happy to say, that he is now well, and eager and anxious for another fray with the miscreant wretches. A

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