Deserters from the Yankee army in Kentucky.
--The Bowling Green Courier
, of the 4th inst., says:
, a deserter from the Lincoln
army at Calhoun
, on Green river
, reached General Clark
's headquarters, at Hopkinsville
, on Tuesday night last.
He reports the army at that point as being demoralized — desertions occur daily, and threats of mutiny are openly and defiantly made.
He states that dissatisfaction pervades the army generally, and whenever a favorable opportunity presents itself he is satisfied they will desert by thousands.
He gives it as his opinion that quite a small body of Southern troops could drive Crittenden
and his entire command into the Ohio river
They have been so trained, to running, they would ‘"take water"’ upon the first approach of danger.
Four other deserters reported themselves at General Clark
's headquarters on Wednesday last.
They have seen the elephant, and are satisfied with the sight.
Not less than fifty desertions have occurred at Calhoun
within the last ten days.