discovered, he mounted his horse and fled; but being closely pursued, he alighted and took to the ravines and knobs on foot.
He was finally overtaken, but before surrendering formed in line of battle, fired, and shot at a Union citizen who accompanied the expedition and was interested in his capture.
It was a very fortunate escape for the man at whom the shot was aimed, when you consider that the ball tore the lining from the glove he wore, and just grazed his hand.
The deserter's name is Alfred or Alferd, and is said to be a dangerous man. He was discovered at widow Pee
's or Pices's, Hollis's Creek, Cannon County
, which is said to be a resort for this class of men. Under command of such an energetic officer as Lieutenant Beattie
, and such gallant boys as little Wisconsin
always sends into the field, the bushwhackers and guerrillas in this and the surrounding country will be summarily dealt with.