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Exodus of Irishmen.

--Gen. Echols, at Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., Va., issued an order granting permission to all persons not liable to military duty, who wished to go into the lines of the enemy, to do so under a flag of truce on the 10th inst., whereupon about 300 Irish, including men, women, and children, in all sorts of vehicles, passed through Lewisburg on the day designated, on their way to Yankeedom. The Staunton Spectator says it is due to the Irish to say that they mistook the order to be imperative instead of permissive, and thought they had to choose between the alternatives of going into the military service or into the lines of the enemy, and chose the less dangerous alternative.

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