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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Fulling from Grace. --At a late hour on Friday night, a watchman, making his rounds in the upper part of the city, discovered 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 opinio