--Captain B. H. Robertson
, formerly of the Second Dragoons, who has been on duty in the West
for many months past, arrived in Richmond
R., who was in the recruiting service here several years ago, will be remembered as the officer who first instructed the Governor
's Guard in their duty as soldiers — instructions which their services in the field of battle since shows was not forgotten by them.
As various reports have been in circulation relative to his remaining in the Federal
army, we deem it but just to him to state that, as soon as the first news of the capture of Fort Sumter
reached him, Captain
R. addressed letters to Mr. John M. Patton
and others, in this city, requesting his friends to be informed that he would be with them as soon as the snows of the Rocky Mountains
would permit him to travel.
He left Utah
, (where he has been on duty as Assistant Adjutant General
,) with his family, on the 2d of June, and has been travelling ever since.
R. has returned to offer his services to his native State in any capacity in which he can be most useful.