A noble regiment.
--Rev. Mr. Lacy
, a Captain of the 2d corps, stated in a sermon at Dr. Hege
's Church, Sunday evening, that a few days since, the fact becoming known to them that the poor in Richmond
were suffering for food, the 12th Mississippi regiment, of Gen. Lee
's army, (which is living on a quarter of a pound of meat and a pound of four a day,) unanimously resolved to go without food one day in each week, and send that day's ration to the suffering in this city.
They communicated their resolution to the gentlemen having the matter in charge in Richmond
, mentioning the fact that after the battles around Richmond
the people had been very kind to their regiment, and they should "like to do something to show they remembered it, " and that they were sorry that their rations were all they had to give.
The generous offer was declined, but we think we can safely say that no citizen of Richmond
who reads this will ever forget the name of the Twelfth Mississippi regiment.