From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/2/1862, p. 2, c. 2
Pardoned. – B. W. Rogers, a soldier heretofore sentenced to be shot on Friday next, at Camp Lee, for desertion, was pardoned yesterday by the President, in consequence of an authenticated instance of the bravery of the condemned man being brought to his notice.--He has been released and sent to his regiment. The other two condemned men — Patrick McGowan and John Kellaher — sentenced by Court Martial to be shot at the same time, for the same offence, will, we understand, be executed on Saturday. These men have been reprieved once, and they entertain some hope of the Executive clemency being extended to them — on what grounds we know not.