--The Richmond correspondent of the Columbus Sun says that Gen. Lee
pardoned, the other day, just as the sentence was about to be executed, a deserter, condemned to be shot.
His reason for so doing was to encourage the wives of all soldiers to act as the wife of this man had done.
When the officers came in search of him she promptly delivered him up, saying it was her duty, in spite of her love for him and the suffering and hardships she endured in consequence of his absence, to send him back to the army that so much needed him in this hour of the country's tribulation.
For her sake Gen. Lee
spared him. Let other wives take note.