Distribution of trophies
--We have been permitted by a friend, says the Londoun Mirror
, to see a private letter containing a copy of the following recommendation which tells its own story.
' company have already received one of Sherman
's rifled cannon and three caissons to complete its battery, with a full supply of ammunition:
and Captain Latham
have shown themselves to be capital artillery officers in the battle of Manassas
They have but four brass six pounders each in their batteries.
If the General Commanding
would give each of those officers two of the rifled guns, I am sure they will be well disposed of.
"Philip St. Geo. Cocks
Commanding Fifth Brigade.
"July 22, 1861.
"I join in the above recommendation.
"D. B Harris
We understand that in accordance with the above recommendation, Captain Latham
has also received for his Lynchburg battery their full share of the trophies of the battle of Manassas
, and that it is now fully equipped.