The Cavalry charge.
--A letter from Clarke county, Va.
corrects a statement lately made by a correspondent of this paper in regard to the cavalry charge upon the ranks of the Zouaves in the battle of Manassas
Desirous of doing justice to all who participated in that gallant charge, we quote a portion of the letter: ‘"The truth of the matter is, that only two companies were in that charge, and they were ordered according to seniority of formation.
In that way Captain Carter
's company was the first to lead off, and was followed by the Clarke County
Cavalry, under Lieut. Taylor
. Captain Carter
's company having lost so severely before reaching the enemy's ranks, the Clarke Cavalry
did most of the real execution.
This is said with no view of detracting from the merits of Carter
's gallant bend, but to vindicate the truth of history."’