--A correspondent writing from Pensacola
, says in relation to the recent grand review:
At ten o'clock the troops were on the ground, and drawn up in line of battle, and presented an imposing spectacle, the line extending from one and a half to two miles.--At this time Gen. Bragg
and his aids made their appearance on the ground, escorted by the Alabama Mounted Rifles, Capt. T. F. Jenkins
, to which was assigned the post of honor, some 400 yards opposite to and facing the line.
The troops presented a fine appearance.--The pageant was witnessed by many citizens, including numerous ladies from Pensacola
and other places, who were evidently highly entertained.
Prominent along the line were the Washington Artillery, from Augusta, Ga.
, and the Continentals, from Mobile
, also, the Montgomery
cavalry companies of Captain Cox
The infantry did exceedingly well as a body, but the best discipline was observed in some companies of the Georgia 5th.
But last, though not least, I must not omit to mention the verdict given by the ladies--God bless them!--and they may be regarded as connoisseurs in such matters — that ‘"Capt. Jenkin
's company was the finest body of men and horse on the fields;"’ but, as remarked by one lady, ‘"the only misfortune was, they were not uniformed,"’ This ‘"misfortune,"’ however, it is to be hoped, will soon be remedied.
In fact, I understand that measures are already taken to uniform the company as soon as the material can be procured.
is a man of pleasing mein, and is well calculated to inspire the confidence reposed in him by the army, and withal he is a superb horseman.
The General and his staff rode up and down the lines, front and rear, then returned to their position, when the ‘"line"’ broke into platoons, formed in column, marched around the grounds, and passing the General
in review, re-formed again in line of battle, when they were dismissed.
The extreme heat of the day caused many a poor fellow to leave the ranks from faintness, one of whom, I learn, has since died.