not heard of for three weeks, when, after the lapse of that time, he was found by an officer of the army with an Arkansas regiment, at Gordonsville, and sent down to Hanover on the train.
He reported that he had been pulled on the train by them, (willingly, no doubt,) and carried along with the regiment; and that he had been employed to wash and cook for the persons who carried him off. The negro said they were Georgians, but the conductor, Capt. Richardson, told me in the presence of Col. Fontaine, President of the road, that they were from Arkansas, and that the negro was quartered among them.
He had on a pair of pants, a cap, and pair of shoes of some company uniform, which he said were given him for his services, and he gave a glowing account of the sumptuous fare to which he was treated.
He has again absconded, and is no doubt making his way back.
Many negroes have disappeared from our midst, and possibly his revelation may furnish a clue to their whereabouts. A. Duke.