Important, if true.
--A Maryland Regiment Deserting Lincoln.
--We find the following important paragraph in the Lynchburg Virginian
, of the 12th inst.:
We have received intelligence through an officer attached to Gen. Clark
's staff, who arrived here last night by the Orange
train from Centreville
that an entire Maryland
regiment had deserted Lincoln
's army; bringing with them their arms and equipments.
Our informant says he saw them at Centreville
before he left there yesterday.
Since writing the above, we have received information from a reliable source corroborating the above.
The particulars of the desertion were these; The regiment were sent out on picket from Alexandria
, and when they reached the front of our lines they hoisted the Confederate
flag and marched into Centreville
They were accompanied by their Colonel
and the officers' of the regiment.