Richmond circuit Court (in vacation), September 29th, 1864.
, who claims exemption from active service as being over forty-five years of age, came before court to-day on a writ of habeas corpus.
This case has been pending for some days, and a large number of witnesses have been examined on the question of the petitioner's age. The Judge
decided without argument from counsel that the testimony did not justify the court in releasing him, and therefore remanded him to the custody of Major Peyton
. Mr. Myers
appeared as counsel for petitioner, and Mr. Neeson
for the Government