--A feminine recruit named Mary Smith
, lately enlisted in the McClellan Zouaves
, was discovered at Camp Wood
, on Tuesday.
Mary is said to be intelligent, good looking, full of patriotism, pluck, and aged about twenty-two years. Suspicion as to her sex was first excited by the peculiar wring of the dish cloth which she gave when assisting in cooking the companies' rations; but all doubts vanished when, in the distribution of ‘ "unmentionables,"’ a pain was handed to the recruit with the Femmine voice to fit on. He sat down, pinned the garment to his knee, and began to sew with the expertness of a professional seamstress.
On being questioned, Mary plead guilty and said: ‘"She wished to go to the war to avenge the death of an only brother, who fell at the battle of Bull Run
."’ Miss Smith
will be sent to Dayton