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ng of his regiment, and the gallant Major C. E. Thorburn, who had more than once taught the vandals a severe lesson, in command of the left; both of whom, though fully aware of the fearful odds they had to contend against, were a determined aspect, and fear seemed a stranger to their bosoms. On came our Colonel's former friend and classmate with his horde of vandals; but still we neither moved nor fired a gun. They had almost reached our entrenchments when the clear, distinct voice of Col. Reynolds rang out, "fire." and so deadly was our aim that one Yankee Colonel, with many of his comrades, bit the dust. Recovering from their confusion, they made another fierce attack, but were again repulsed. For four long hours, until night separated them, did these two classmates fight. Time after time did Gen. Benham, with immense numbers, make desperate and fierce attacks upon our entrenchments; but again and again did our gallant Colonel, with his noble band of Spartans, repulse them.
The victory in the Northwest. We conversed yesterday with soldiers who were engaged in the battle of Greenbrier river on the 3d instant. They represent that the rent of the enemy was complete, and the back of cavalry only prevented his entire destruction. Portions of the 28d and 44th Virginia, and the 1st and 12th Georgia regiments, participated in the fight, but most of the work was done by artillery. On one occasion, a Yankee Colonel was observed waving his sword and leading his men to a charge across the river, but a volley from two amended companies, one of which was the Richmond Sharp-Shooters, occasioned on sudden change in the programme, and a retreat was the consequence. The loss of the Federals could not be ascertained with his approach to accuracy, since they were amply provided with wagons and ambulances and carried away most of their dead and wounded; but one of our wounded pickets whom they left in a house adjacent to the battle field said they admitted having h