From the Northwest.
We have had the pleasure of an interview with Capt. Thompson
, of the Army of the Northwest, who is now in our city, on his way to another field of duty.
served with marked distinction in the late desperate battle of Alleghany
, one of the hardest fought fights and most glorious Southern victories of the war. The loyal soldiers of the Northwest
, in that fierce contest, nobly and gloriously redeemed the reputation of their section.
We learn from Capt. Thompson
that the enemy's best fighting regiment on that occasion was composed of recreant Virginians
of the Northwest
, fifteen of whose dead bodies were recognized by old acquaintances after the battle.
soldiers were soon disposed of, and a crack Indiana
regiment was not much behind the Buckeyes in their Bull Ran capacities, but the hostile Virginians
held on like bull dogs and did honor to their breed, if not to their principles.
The defeat was a rout, completely demoralizing the enemy, who will not soon renew the attack, and would never have made it, but from the representations of deserters of the feebleness of our forces.