Fulling from Grace.
--At a late hour on Friday night, a watchman, making his rounds in the upper part of the city, discovered a man laid out in a state of inebriety under the porch of a dwelling, and having roused him from his slumbers, conducted him to the station house.
He was dressed in Federal uniform, and gave his name as Charles VonGelsa
An entry was accordingly made upon the record, of ‘"drunk and asleep under a porch, and from Lincoln.
"’ On his examination before the Mayor
on Saturday he produced the following letter, the signature to which we omit:
"St. Mary's co., Md.
, Nov. 10, 1861.
‘"Mr. Charles Von Gelsa
, the bearer of this, is a deserter from the Northern Army
He held the office of Second Lieutenant
He can prove this if necessary.
Please try to get him an office."’
It appeared that Von Gelsa
was brought to Richmond
as a prisoner of war, but with such undoubted recommendations of his integrity of purpose as to enlist the opinion of the authorities decidedly in his favor.
He represents that he is a son of Baron Von Gelsa
, a General in the Prussian Army
, and it further appears that he was with Gen. Sidney Johnston
in the famous Utah
Desirous of again serving under his old commander, an arrangement was made by Gen. Winder
to send him to Kentucky
, and on Friday he was released on parole; but the allurements of the great metropolis led him into temptation, and a big spree was the immediate consequence.
said he would make the necessary inquiries touching his case, and we learn that he was afterwards transferred to the custody of the military commander
of this post.