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The Confederate force at Roanoke.

After the immense parade of fifteen Federal regiments, and thirty-one steamers and gunboats, mounting ninety-four guns, in the columns of the Herald, Bennett is compelled to admit the unequal Confederate force opposed to them in the publication of the following list of the

Rebel Garrison at Roanoke.

Major General Commanding...R. O. Hill.

Brigadier General...H. A. Wise.


Romer's Light Artillery, Captain Romer.

Richmond Blues, Captain O. Jennings Wise.

Wise's Legion.
first regiment.

Colonel...R. S. Ewall.

Lieutenant Colonel...J. H. Richardson.

Major...Thomas E. Goode.


Chesterfield Guard, Captain William B. Ball.

Governor's Guard, (Richmond,) Captain J. S. Cabell.

Hanover Volunteers, Captain Williams C. Wickham.

Henrico Volunteers, Captain Z. S. Magruder.

Amelia Volunteers, Captain S. S. Welseger.

Goochland Guard, Captain Julian Harrison.

Mecklenburg Volunteers, Captain W. H. Jones.

Pittsylvania Volunteers, Captain C. H. Flournoy.

Cumberland Volunteers, Captain Henry R. Johnson.

Charlotte Volunteers, Captain John G. Smith.

Second regiment.

Colonel...Frederick Henningsen.

Lieutenant Colonel...Frank Anderson.



Mississippi Rangers, Capt. Imboden.

Richmond Blues, Capt. Lewis.

University company, Capt. Crane.

--company, Capt. McComas.

Sykstown (Mississippi) Rangers, Capt. McDonald.

--company, Capt. Farish.

--company, Capt. Smeed.

Third regiment.

Colonel...J. L. Davis.





First company, Captain Semmes.

Second company, Captain Pollock.

Third company, Captain Jones.

Fourth company, Captain A. R. Courtney.

Seventh North Carolina regiment.


Major...E. D. Hall.


Cedar Creek company, Captain Nixon.

Gray's Creek company, Captain Marsh.

Pine Foresters, Captain Ray.

Columbus Guard, Captain J. W. Ellis.

Halifax Light Infantry, Capt. W. R. Pope.

Dublin Rifles, Captain Thomas S. Keenan.

Oak City Guard, Captain W. H. High.

Gullford Grays, Captain John Sloan.

Twenty-Fourth Georgia regiment.


Lieutenant Colonel...--Sanders.

Major...R. E. McMullan.


Glade Guard, Captain Poole.

McMillan Guard, Captain Porte.

Nachooe's Volunteer, Captain Leonard.

Thomas's Guard, Captain Donovan.

Banks Volunteers, Captain Chandler.

White Marksmen, Captain Sumter.

Independent Blues, Captain Mattox.

Miscellaneous battalions.

North Carolina regiment, Col. Jordan.

Infantry battalion, Lieut.-Col. Glubs.

Infantry battalion, Lieut. Col. Patton.

Infantry battalion, Major DeMald.

Infantry battalion, Major Stanley.

Infantry battalion, Major Mowry.

Infantry battalion, Major Hansborough.

The spirit that Animates our Volunteers.

--The following extract from a letter written by one of the Richmond Grays, we are well assured embodies the sentiments of our patriotic volunteers:

Entrenched Camp, Jan. 20, 1862.
My Dear Mother:
* * * I can assure you that the troops stationed here had much rather face the enemy and take the chances of being killed than to undergo for another twelve months the monotony of a stationary camp like this. Mother, I would that this unholy war should close without the further shedding of blood; but the signs of the present, go to prove beyond all doubt that we are to witness the shedding of blood in profusion this year than we did last. Of the truth of this you must be well aware, as all others who read and know anything of the progress of events now occurring in our midst. This being the case, I know you will not think it strange that I have concluded to re-enlist in the service of my country. I know that you had much rather have me at home, but am equally satisfied that you will not hesitate to give me up cheerfully when you think seriously of the circumstances by which we are now surrounded, even though I might have to sacrifice my life for liberty and independence.

The North is now making preparations for one grand and final attacking at our subjugation, and it only reminded us to do our whole duty for a while our independence is a fixed fact. But should we falter now, when the storm is at its height, all may be lost.

I remain very well. No war news of importance.

J. A. H.

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