We take great pleasure in publishing the following detailed account of the incident which occurred with Harris' gallant Mississippians on the 12th of May, 1864, and to which we briefly alluded in our paper in the January number as being (alike with the scene with the Texans in the Wilderness, and that with Gordon's division at Spotsylvania) well authenticated :
Letter from General N. H. Harris.Vicksburg, August 24th, 1871. Colonel Charles S. Venable, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.:
Dear Sir — I am about to trespass upon your kind attention in a matter which may seem at first entirely personal, but the contrary will appear to you after a full and complete statement of my object and wishes.
You will recollect, Colonel, that on the morning of the 12th of May, 1864, my brigade (Mississippi), having double-quicked from the left of our lines, was halted on the Court-house road, near Spotsylvania Courthouse; that, after a halt at this point of a half hour, General