A correspondent of the Enquirer, Rev.
J. H. linghast, Chaplain
44th N. C. T., corrects a statement of that paper as to the company which defended the South Anna
railroad bridge against a vastly superior force.
It was companies 'A' and 'G,' of the 44th N. C., who, on that memorable occasion, covered themselves and their State with glory.
There has never been a battle since the beginning of this war in which the soldiers of North Carolina
have not equalled the soldiers of any country on the face of the earth in heroism and devotion; but on the late, occasion they surpassed themselves, and this little Spartan band which, against enormous odds, held out so long at the South Anna
, will occupy a place in history which the Old Guard of the first Napoleon