d North State.
We have some ten regiments in Virginia, or in the vicinity, and our coast troops are anxious to quit their quiet posts and hie to the scene of war. We are all pleased to hear you compliment our regiments; by pronouncing them excellent and well equipped.
You will observe that all our regiments are full ones, numbering 1,100 and over.
So, in speaking of our twenty regiments in the field, you will understand it to mean over 20,000 men, suitably armed — whereas, in counting up Lincoln's forces, in many instances, a regiment is only about 900, which would give for twenty regiments only 18,000 men.
Two or more companies have been formed in this town and vicinity within the last few weeks, making about nine companies for Orange county, which is doing quite well, considering this was the headquarters of Cornwallis, whilst many were found in his times to side with the outside Government.
But we apprehend things have changed.
No Tories now, but every man, woman and chil