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and Jury Presentments.--The Confederate States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge James D Halyburton presiding, commenced its regular session, for the trial of criminal and other causes, on Thursday. There are some twenty-five or thirty offenders now incarcerated in the city jail. awaiting trial, many of whom are charged with the commission of the greatest offences against Confederate law. The following indictments were found by the Grand Jury on yesterday, viz: Henry Roberts, alias Wm H Barton; John McFadden; G M. Kilbrough (two cases;) Charles L Dibrell; Cary F Mundin and D Sardoni. The case against the last named being called, the District Attorney, by and with the advice of the Court, entered a nolle prosequi, and the prisoner, an Italian, was discharged from custody. Henry Smith, slave of James K Caskie, was also indicted yesterday, in three cases, for felony, in signing stolen sheets of Confederate Treasury notes, and passing the same as genuine curre
f wounded prisoners, at the instance of Rosecrans. The flag was met by Col. Jos. C. McKibben, Capt. D. G. Swain, Lieut. M. J. Kelly, and Surgeon Perrin, Medical Inspector, all of Rosecrans's staff. The preliminary arrangements were made conditionally on our part. The Yankee officers were full of chat and anxious to converse but our officers were very reserved. McKibben was formerly a member of Congress from California, and voted upon the Southern side of the Kansas question. Henry Roberts, formerly of Co. K., 26th Tennessee, who deserted at Tullahoma on the 1st of July last, and afterwards enlisted in the enemy's ranks, and was captured at the late battle, lighting against us, was executed this morning for desertion. The whole of Stewart's division was ordered out to witness the execution. The Atlanta Appeal, in an article on the probability of Burnside reaching Rosecrans, says: That he had not effected a junction with Rosecrans up to Sunday evening, appears
Sudden death. --Late yesterday afternoon a man named Henry Roberts, deserter from the Seventeenth New York regiment, fell dead while sitting in one of the front windows at Castle Thunder.--A number of his comrades were standing around at the time; but none of them noticed his condition till sometime afterwards, when they attempted, as they supposed, to awake him from a nap of sleep into which he had fallen. Dr. Upshur, the chief surgeon in charge, was called to examine him, and gave it as his opinion that the death of the deceased was instantaneous, superinduced by an affection of the heart.