From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/9/1862, p. 1, c. 1

Slightly mistaken.

Yesterday morning an unfortunate German, who had been deceived by the Northern reports of the recent battles around Richmond, made his appearance at the Passport-Office and applied for a pass to Baltimore. On being interrogated, he stated that he was a member of the 12th United States Infantry; that he had been left at Fort Leavenworth Sick; and that he reached Washington a few days ago, where he inquired for his Captain, and was informed that he might be found in Richmond. Leaving the Federal capital, he made his way to this city, with the full expectation of finding Gen. McClellan and his Captain here. In this, however, he was slightly mistaken; and as he seemed to be short of hands, the generosity of Marshal Griswold found him accommodations in Castle Godwin.

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