Honor to whom Honor is due.
Camp 5th Alabama Reg't, Battle's Brigade, Robes's Division, January 29th, 1864.
To the Editor of the Dispatch.
I notice in your issue of to day, that you ascribe to the North Carolina
troops "the high honor of being the first in general army, to re-enlist for the war. " Feeling assured that you would not intentionally misrepresent the facts in the matter, I ask you in justice to the brave Alabamians
, who were the first to initiate this glorious movement in the Army of Northern Virginia, to correct your statement.
The 5th Alabama Regiment re-enlisted on the 25th inst., and Battle
's entire brigade (to which it belongs,) on the 26th.
If, therefore, any honor attaches itself to the troops who were the first to lead off in this brave work, it is due to Alabamans chivalrous sons.