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er, and we continue to be as near neighbors as at present, they will likely become abundantly satisfied on this point — that is, that we have a regiment of soldiers as black as ebony, and that they can go through the infantry manual as handsomely and with as much ease as perhaps any of their own troops, and that if they have an opportunity of seeing them, they may see them with bright blue uniforms, and if coming into line, with muskets and bayonets glistening beautifully but terribly. Colonel Williams has given much attention to carefully drilling his regiment. We hear that the colored troops are quite anxious to come into an engagement with the enemy, and that they think they would prick his tender white skin with the points of their bayonets. The few contests they have had in the vicinity of Baxter Springs with the enemy, show that they are not lacking in bravery. While a detachment of rebel Indians who were on their way to Hilter Brand's Mills in the northern part of the Nat
In either event he will probably advise Colonel Williams, commanding the First regiment Kansas colng that we have not heard of. I hope that Colonel Williams will be permitted to bring his regiment an a portion of the colored infantry under Colonel Williams. After his arrival, and the formation oftations were established by Colonels Dodd and Williams, to watch the movements of the enemy, and to ation was then held between Colonels Dodd and Williams, and Major Foreman, and it was decided that f infantry, under the immediate command of Colonel Williams. The cavalry was to form in line as fasthe column of cavalry, and was followed by Colonel Williams at the head of his colored infantry regim and Captain Stewart led the cavalry, and Colonel Williams the colored infantry, with fixed bayonetsree wounded slightly, and one seriously. Colonel Williams' colored regiment had one officer and twe felt inclined to wait a few moments when Colonel Williams was leading the charge of his colored reg[2 more...]