June 20, 1861
George Crittenden, late of the U. S. army, and one of its most gallant and
accomplished officers, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon from New Mexico,
via Texas. Col. Crittenden resigned from
the Old Concern before leaving New Mexico, despite the tenacity with which his
father clung to the Union. From Col. C.
we learn that Maj. Loring was only waiting to be relieved in New Mexico, to
return to the South and that some five or six other officers, who had resigned,
were also on their way home. Gen. A. S.
Johnson, it is supposed, is with Col. Jack Harris’s party, which started from
California sometime ago, in the direction of Texas.
--[N. O. Delta, 18th.]—
[Transcribed by: Sharon Strout]