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Regiment of Confederate States Cavalry. I must first say, however, that though this is termed McDonald's regiment, the justly celebrated and distinguished Turner Ashby, the Lieut. Colonel, is the soul of it. The men of the regiment repose the most explicit confidence in him, and are devoted to him. The regiment is composed of the very bent material — of young men of the first order of intellect — the sons of Virginia's first and noblest citizens — brave and gallant to a letter. Ashby is a noble representative of their character — is the very soul of chivalry — and they are proud of and delight to serve under him. On last Saturday a detachment of this regiment, under the command of Ashby, left Winchester about 2 o'clock, and took the road leading to Harper's Ferry. There were in all, I presume, some one hundred and fifty men. being a private in the ranks, I, of course, knew not to what point we were to march. Many were the conjectures that were made, but all seeme