The South in arms.
A gentleman who has lately arrived in Richmond
from New Orleans says that the military enthusiasm of the people is perfectly indescribable.
Along the whole route the entire population, including even little children, seemed to be in arms.
Without any exaggeration, a million of warriors can be brought into this contest, who will fight with a courage such as the world never saw surpassed.
With the exception of inconsiderable portions of Kentucky
, which have been settled by men from the Ohio
side, the people of that gallant State are with the South
both heart and soul, and the same is true of the great mass of Missouri
has summoned fifty thousand of her volunteers to the field.
There were the men whose fire at New Orleans was so destructive that the British
commander thought they were regulars, and actually hung a man for giving him what he supposed the false information that the men whom he attacked were only
volunteers from Tennessee
Many a battle of New Orleans
will the North
have to fight before the first year of this war is ended.