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distinguished Orleanist is a partisan, or at least, that he has not sought accuracy with that devotion to truth with which the true soldier-author should be inspired in the presence of great events. It will give pleasure to those who remember Major Scheibert so pleasantly in the Army of Northern Virginia in 1863, to know that he is alive and well, having served unharmed in the campaign against Austria, which ended in the battle of Sadowa. He was badly wounded in the late war against France in the battle of Worth. He remembers warmly his comrades of the Army of Northern Virginia, and holds frequent happy reunions with Von Borcke, the big and big-hearted cavalryman who rode with Stuart, when there is much talk of their old comrades of those still here as well as of those who have "gone beyond."
C. S. VENABLB.
The Capture of Mr. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States.
We regret to see that in an article in the Philadelphia Times Gen- eral Wilson revives the stale slander that President Davis was cap- tured in a woman's disguise.
We hope to present before long a full statement of the facts ; but in the meantime we give, without alteration, the following statement of a Federal soldier who was present, and which fully offsets the statement of General Wilson, who was not present at the capture :
JEFF. DAVIS' ALLEGED DISGUISE. Portland (Maine) Argus. I am no admirer of Jeff. Davis. I am a Yankee, born between Saccarappa and Gorham Corner ; am full of Yankee prejudices ; but I think it wicked to lie even about him, or, for the matter, about the devil.
I was with the party that captured Jeff. Davis ; saw the whole transaction from its beginning. I now say and I hope you will publish it that Jeff. Davis did not have on at the time he was taken any such garment as is worn by women. He did have over his shoulders a water-proof article of clothing something like a " Havelock." It was not in the least concealed. He wore a hat,