From the Richmond Sentinel, 1/16/1864
Escape of Yankee Prisoners. – On Thursday night, between the hours
of 9 and 1 o’clock, eighteen of the Yankee prisoners confined in the building
opposite Castle Thunder succeeded in making their escape, by cutting a hole
through the wall and emerging upon the side-walk. – Their names are William C.
Williams, Frank Shepherd, H. Lent, John Craver, Wallace Eason, H. B. Picker,
Henry Bradcury, G. W. Danners, Geo. Scott, Philip Smith, Chas. Williams, Pat.
McAnally, Arthur Hill, George Gillard, Charles Smith, Wm. May, Thos. Brown, and
Ma__ Clark, the last named having been recaptured on yesterday. These fellows
are all Yankee deserters, and are strongly suspected of being spies.
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