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Three men to be shot. --The court-martial now in session here has condemned three soldiers to be shot for desertion in the face of the enemy, one or more of whom had been lately received as substitutes in the respective companies from which they hail. The parties are now confined in Castle Thunder under strict guard. Their names are David W. Rogers, of company G, 1st Regiment Va. Vols.; Patrick McGowan, of company 1, 14th Virginia, and John Kelleher, of company F, same regiment. The execution, which has been appointed to take place at 11 o'clock next Wednesday, at Camp Lee, will be conducted under the supervision of Capt. G. W. Alexander, Assistant Provost Marshall of the Eastern District. All three of the men will be shot at one time. As is known in all executions by military law, a dozen men are selected as executioners, only six of whose muskets are loaded. When the above unhappy men are placed in a triangular position, with twelve men firing on each of them, they will