irst men of the State, and the soldiers are the very flower of the South.
They are the Macon Volunteers, commanded by Captain Smith, a very eminent lawyer of Macon, who has laid aside a practice of $8,000 or $10,000 to respond to the call of his country; Floyd Rifles, Capt. Thomas Hardaman, member of the last Congress of the United States; City Light Guards, of Columbus, Captain P. H. Colquitt, son of the Ex-Senator, and a gentleman of high legal attainments; and the Spalding Greys, of Spalding county, Captain L. T. Doyal, a jurist of considerable note.
By the way, it seems the papers regard all this section of country as Norfolk.
Portsmouth is scarcely known, and if so, never spoken of. The Portsmouth troops, (and not those from Norfolk,) took possession of the Navy-Yard, after its evacuation, and the Naval Hospital; and en passant, it might be necessary to state, that immediately after the war-vessels passed the High street wharf of Portsmouth, Col. Hodges, with a detachment