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Deserters from the Federal army.

--The Rockingham (Va.) Register says a number of deserters from the ranks and within the lines of the enemy, have arrived at Gen. Robertson's headquarters in the last few weeks. Most of them were Virginians, who had been ‘"forced"’ to volunteer in the Federal army. Others are the straight-out Yankee. The Register says:

‘ In one case we saw a captain who had concluded to quit Lincoln and a bad cause, and come ‘ "down South to Dixie."’ He was a fine-looking fellow, well dressed, and seemed to be a man of intelligence. He was not only tired of fighting against the people of the South, but stated that he agreed with us in principle, and would rather occupy our platform than the one he had just abandoned.

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