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a man laid out in a state of inebriety under the porch of a dwelling, and having roused him from his slumbers, conducted him to the station house. He was dressed in Federal uniform, and gave his name as Charles VonGelsa. An entry was accordingly made upon the record, of "drunk and asleep under a porch, and from Lincoln. " On his examination before the Mayor on Saturday he produced the following letter, the signature to which we omit: "St. Mary's co., Md., Nov. 10, 1861. "Mr. Charles Von Gelsa, the bearer of this, is a deserter from the Northern Army. He held the office of Second Lieutenant in Sickles' Brigade. He can prove this if necessary. Please try to get him an office." It appeared that Von Gelsa was brought to Richmond as a prisoner of war, but with such undoubted recommendations of his integrity of purpose as to enlist the opinion of the authorities decidedly in his favor. He represents that he is a son of Baron Von Gelsa, a General in the Prussian Army, a
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Biographical sketch of Marble Nash Taylor. (search)
, and are now on their way to join the command of Gen. A. Sidney Johnston, in Kentucky.--The Baron Von Flazthausen, who has been in the city for some days past, produced satisfactory evidences of his origin, history, and integrity of purpose; and though as in all similar cases, a military investigation was necessary before receiving him into our service, we have no doubt, that he reflects the sentiments and wishes of many Europeans, who, through necessity or some other cause have been induced to take up arms in behalf of the Northern despotism. The second case is that of Charles Von Gelsa, who also departed yesterday for Gen. Johnston's division. It is nonsense to say that a recently imported European will fight for the North through any devotion to the flag. They may be influenced by other motives, but the more honest among them will abandon the purpose when they become convinced, as some have been already, that the cause of the South is the cause of civil and religious freedom.