From the Richmond Examiner, 11/10/1862

CASTLE THUNDER ITEMS. – The following prisoners were received at the Castle on Saturday – John J. Watson, 12th North Carolina, selling passports; William Shaffer, Caskie Rangers, 5th Virginia Cavalry, deserter; George Simmons, deserter from Fort Delaware, Yankee regiment; Henry P. Mumford, from Baltimore.

Alexander Young, an aged man, sent from Tennessee, died in the Castle on Saturday.

Forty-eight prisoners, stragglers and deserters, from North Carolina, were received and forwarded to their regiments.

Prisoners are now sent from all parts to the Castle, and from there distributed to their regiments, and then are dealt with as the charges against the call for.

Charles R. Lacey, alias Lawson, the notorious English pick-pocket, burglar and supposed spy, died yesterday at the Castle, where he has been confined for some time.

A soldier named Hall, whose Regiment we did not learn, also died there yesterday.

Rev. J. L. Burrows, of the Broad street Baptist Church, preached to the prisoners yesterday afternoon, from the text – “Turn ye, turn ye, for why will you die,” &c. His audience were as attentive as that of most city churches; the prisoners raising the hymns, and carrying through the vocal exercises. A number of visitors were present.


From the Richmond Examiner, 11/10/1862

ROBBED IN PRISON. - D. J. Bule, of Company H, Third North Carolina Regiment, was put in the Castle yesterday for being drunk and disorderly. He thought he could take care of his personal effects, but "fell among thieves," who robbed him of his hat, pistol, and thirty dollars; he saved sixty, which he had secured in the pocket of an inside shirt. To make sure of this amount, he delivered it up to the commandant to take care of until he got sober.


From the Richmond Examiner, 11/10/1862

CASTLE THUNDER HOSPITAL. - The hospital in connection with Castle Thunder has been revived, and Dr. W. W. Coggin installed in charge. The apartments are located in the upper story of the building, and have the benefit of a full ventilation and isolation from the noise of the prisoners below. Cots for the accommodation of fifty odd patients are prepared, with apartments for convalescent patients, cooking, and the druggist. The arrangements are in every way complete, and will prove quite convenient, as it was found very difficult to convey invalids back and forth from the "Libby" prison hospital, which has been heretofore used for the reception of the sick among the prisoners at the Castle.