A Britisher Swims the Appomattox.
The Yankee papers have found a nice nut to crack in the story of one Edwin Wallace, "an English gentleman," who, they say, "swam the Appomattox and escaped into our (their) lines." This Wallace says hWallace says he has resided in Petersburg since the war began, and represents "the prospects of the rebels as more gloomy than ever.
The leaders are rendered desperate because of the miscarriage of their scheme to draw General Grant hence by invading Pennsylvania." It is further stated that Mr. Wallace lost his wife and child in Petersburg a short time since by the explosion of a Yankee shell.
The Petersburg Express is inclined to think the enemy has been imposed upon by this man Wallace.
The editor of tWallace.
The editor of that paper never heard of him before, nor of the tragic event by which he professes to have lost his wife and child.
Twenty-odd Kentuckian, from Fleming county, passed through Bristol, Virginia, a few days ago, to join our forces.