enced, and as it progressed the companies were marched from Camp Chase to Columbus, furnished with new clothing and paid off. The companies were then ordered to Camp Thomas where the new regiments were to encamp preparatory to leaving for the Indian territories.
The men were not disposed to remain in camp under this new military rtanding against trees, or in a fence corner, and the guards gone.
A few days since one of the companies was paid, clothed, &c., and started in the direction of Camp Thomas, but upon arriving at the crossroads--one leading to Camp Thomas and the other to Camp Chase — they positively refused to obey the order to move northward, and,Camp Thomas and the other to Camp Chase — they positively refused to obey the order to move northward, and, with a yell and a bound, broke ranks and went southward to Camp Chase, leaving the Captain and two Lieutenants in the middle of the street to bereave their departed authority.
Gen. Wallace immediately dispatched Provost Guard company in pursuit, but the deserters turned upon the guard, and, with boulder stones and clubs, drov
ell, sir." Not the change of a music, not the slightest relaxation of that out ward sternness, the same grim face, and yet, I thought, a moment ago, you might have saved their lives.
Geo. D. Prentice's obituary on his son.
George D. Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, publishes in that paper the following obituary of his eldest son, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Confederate service, who was killed in the late successful attack upon the town of Augusta, Ky.:
Obituary.--William Courtland Prentice died on Monday last, at Augusta, Ky., of wounds received in the conflict at that place on the preceding Saturday.
He perished in the cause of the rebellion.
It is not in the columns of a newspaper — it is only in the family circle or in the hush of solitude — that the emotions of a parent over such an event should have utterance.
The tears of weeping eyes and the fast trickling drops of bleeding hearts are not for the public gaze.
The deep agonies should be content to fold