General Toombs' Brigade--Second Georgia Regiment.
A local correspondent of the Dispatch
furnishes the subjoined;
Brig. Gen. Toombs
This distinguished gentleman, having laid aside the robe of State which he has so gracefully sustained, assumes, the sword, which, in his hands, we do not doubt will be wielded with such telling effect as to stricken terror to the hearts of the usurpers and despots who seek to crush and trample under their unhallowed feet the liberties of a free people.
We had the pleasure this afternoon of paying a visit to the camp of the Second Georgia Regiment, C. S. Army commanded by Colonel P. J. Semmes
, which constitutes part of Gen. Toombs
With such soldiers, commanded by such officers, General Toombs
will go upon the battle field with victory already perched upon his banner.
Should the usurper's minions dare meet them in fair field and open combat, they may prepare to sink under heavy blows inflicted by their stalwart arms, nerved as they are with devotion to their country's cause and a determination to hurl the ruthless invader from the sacred soil.
Without disparagement to other companies of the Regiment.
We would notice particularly the Columbus Guards, commanded by the gallant Captain Roswell Ellis
This company served gallantly and with distinction in Mexico
, was long under the command of Colonel Semmes
; by him to was drilled and trained, until it had attained such perfection that when Capt Ellis
worth's celebrated Zouave company, some year or two since, boastingly challenged any volunteer company in the Canada
or the United States
, to meet them in friendly contest to try their skill and proficiency in the science of war, they boldly took up the range thus defiantly cast at their feet; but, for some reason to us unknown; doubtless good to them, the valorous Zouaves failed to ‘"come to time."’ And now, when the days of piping peace have gone, and the shrill clarion notes of war are heard throughout the land; when the Zouave company has grown into the dimension of a regiment, and the Columbus Guards, keeping even pace, the Second Georgia Regiment were no less ready to meet and measure arms with them.
But the Washington Artillery were destined to win the glory and wear the laurels which they of right claimed as their own; but they yield them into worthy hands, and now go forth in search of other foes no less worthy of their steel.--When they meet them we do not fear to hear the result.