The First Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry.
The First Regiment of North Carolina cavalry, Col. R. Ransom
, is expected in Richmond
to-day or to-morrow.
The regiment, numbering 850 men and 950 horses, left their camp at Ridgeway, N. C.
, on the 13th inst., and proceeded to this city by the ordinary roads.
Its commander, Col. Ransom
, graduated at West Point
The same year he entered the 1st United States dragoons, and was sent to New Mexico
Although a young officer, he soon obtained command of a company and post, which post he established.
During the four years he was in New Mexico
he was in active service, and gained a high reputation in the army.
In 1854 he was sent to West Point
as Instructor of Cavalry.
In 1855, when the 1st regiment of United States cavalry was formed, his appointment as its Adjutant was especially made.
He was among the first to offer his services to his native State.
Early last fall, from his far western post, he wrote to Gov. Ellis
, ‘"Should my State at any time need me, command me."’ He has now, after three months labor, succeeded in forming one of the finest cavalry regiments in the South
is just thirty years of age, has a fine personnel,
and is a superb horseman.