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The mutinous volunteers. A letter from Washington to the Philadelphia Press gives a long account of the recent mutiny in the New York 79th, or Highland Regiment. One cause of the difficulty seems to have been that the men did not wish to join the brigade of Gen. Sickles, to which they had been assigned, while it is also stated that they claimed the right to go at the expiration of three months service, which was denied them. The regiment was drawn up into line to hear the orders of Gen. McClellan, namely, that the ringleaders of the mutiny were to be placed in arrest, and the regiment was to be ordered to fall in by company and march to the quarters assigned them in Virginia, and if they refused to obey this order they were to be fired upon. The writer proceeds: The scene during the reading was exceedingly impressive. The sun was just going down, and in the haxy, uncertain twilight the features and forms of officers and men could scarcely be distinguished. Immediately b