From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1863

Committals at Castle Thunder. - Among the subjects lodged in Castle Thunder yesterday were Bob Ryan, a deserter from Capt. Barlow's company, and James Logan, a deserter from the 25th (city) Virginia Battalion. They were captured by two of the detectives while walking about the city and taking it coolly. Ryan will be examined by the civil authorities on a warrant charging him with the felony of stealing some jewelry from Mr. Tyler's residence. Logan jumped off the cars while on his way to be court martialed and escaped. It is likely that he will stand his trial this time.

Not very long since some of the prisoners at the Castle dug a hole entirely through an alley sixteen feet wide, and were very near escaping. The hole was filled up, but yesterday Jim Howell, a soldier awaiting court-martial, was found opening it again, and was pulled out by the heels. He was placed in irons.

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