Prussian officers in the Confederate service.
The Northern Abolition prints have endeavored to make a great Point of the zeal with which European
officers have enlisted in their unholy cause, but appearances do not indicate that the vast results anticipated will be realized.
Like their big balloons and other militated humbugs, it has furnished material for heavy newspaper bragging, but has not yet contributed in the smallest degree towards the subjugation of the ‘"rebels."’ Indeed, we know that two Prussian officers have deserted, one from Sickles
's brigade, and one from the 45th New York regiment, and are now on their way to join the command of Gen. A. Sidney Johnston
, in Kentucky
.--The Baron Von Flazthausen
, who has been in the city for some days past, produced satisfactory evidences of his origin, history, and integrity of purpose; and though as in all similar cases, a military investigation was necessary before receiving him into our service, we have no doubt, that he reflects the sentiments and wishes of many Europeans, who, through necessity or some other cause have been induced to take up arms in behalf of the Northern
The second case is that of Charles Von Gelsa
, who also departed yesterday for Gen. Johnston
It is nonsense to say that a recently imported European
will fight for the North
through any devotion to the flag.
They may be influenced by other motives, but the more honest among them will abandon the purpose when they become convinced, as some have been already, that the cause of the South
is the cause of civil and religious freedom.