The battle of Bull Run.
--A correspondent of this paper writes that the charge in the battle of the 18th of July was made by companies of the 17th Virginia Regiment--the Loudoun Guards
and the Alexandria Rifles; that they were ordered to the charge by Major George W. Brent
; that Captain Marye
only commanded the Alexandria Rifles, and that Captain George R. Head
commanded the Loudoun Guards
The writer of the communication makes this statement for the purpose of correcting General Beauregard
's report, in which, as our readers will remember, it was said that ‘"some of our troops had pashed across the stream, and several small parties, under command of Captain Marye
, met and drove the enemy with the bayonet,"’ If our correspondent is right, and General Beauregard
wrong, it was from no desire on the part of our gallant commander on the Potomac
to deprive the several participants in the charge of the honor due them.
Unintentional errors in such matters may be committed, but those who have watched the career of Beauregard
well know that he discharges all his duties without fear, favor, or affection.