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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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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 Baron Von Gelsa, a General in the Prussian Army, and it further appears that he was with Gen. Sidney Johnston in the famous Utah campaign. Desirous of again serving under his old commander, an arrangement was made by Gen. Winder to send him to Kentucky, and on Friday he was released on parole; but the allurements of the great metropolis led him into temptation, and a big spree was the immediate consequence. The Mayor said he would make the necessary inquiries touching his case, and we learn that he was afterwards trans