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Second Virginia Regiment.

A correspondent makes the following remarks touching the services of this Regiment:

It went into service on the 18th of March, occupying Harper's Ferry, and taking possession of millions of Federal property. Since that day it has been constantly in service, and has performed marches almost unparalleled with alacrity and cheerfulness, which can only be accounted for by the fact that the men are thoroughly enlisted in the cause of Southern independence, and are willing to undergo any privation which nature can endure in its achievement. In the battle of Manassas they performed a prominent part of the fight, as you are doubtless aware, forming part of that Brigade which has been compared by a writer in your columns to a "stone wall," from the fact of their laying for nearly two hours under the most awful and galling fire of the enemy — not a man wavering or evincing the least symptom of fear, though every firm man was shot whilst in that position. Any body of men who undergo such a test and trial can always be called on. The coolness and self-possession of this regiment, whilst in this trying position, called forth from the gallant Beauregard enthusiastic expressions of admiration, the recollection of which the men of the Second will ever cherish with pride.


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