The African regiment bill.
From information recently received from the Valley
it seems that the policy of the Yankee Government
for arming the negroes is about being put into execution in that section.
It is stated that a negro regiment is stationed at New Creek
, in Hampshire county
, guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
In an engagement some two weeks ago, near Kerneysville, Jefferson county
, between a squad of Capt. Baylor
's company and a detachment of Yankee cavalry, a free negro was killed at the head of the Yankee
He is represented as having taken a very active part in the fight, and being recognized by some of our men, was made an especial object for the aim of their revolvers.