From General Lee's army.
[Special Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
Army of Northern Virginia, Dec.23d, 1863.
There has been for some time past a system of highway robbery going on in the lines of this army. To such an extent has it been carried that furloughed soldiers have found it necessary to go armed and in squads from the lower parts of the lines to the nearest depot. A few days since details were made from different corps of sharpshooters and sent out to look after the robbers. A squad came up with some suspicions characters, and an exciting race ensued; one man was captured, taken before Gen. Rhodes, and committed for trial.
-The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Va.)December 25, 1863.