Richmond Whig, 4/3/1862

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From the Richmond Whig, 4/3/1862, p. 3, c. 3

THE PROVOST MARSHAL AND HIS POLICE. - The Richmond correspondent, “Timon,” of the Charleston Mercury, in a recent letter to that journal, says:

On Broad, corner of Ninth street, is the spacious building where Provost Marshal, Captain A. C. Godwin, holds his office. He is a Virginian by birth; a gentleman of fine culture, gentle manners, affable address, and quick parspicacity. He stands about six feet two inches in height, is of sandy complexion, wears a moustache and long, graceful goattee, his prominent cheek bones penetrating but benevolent eyes, a well shaped mouth and regular teeth; with a figure denoting vigor and elasticity. His voice is pleasant, his manner firm and resolved, his reason always clear, unclouded and discriminating, and his disposition seemingly unbiased by either favor or prejudice. To aid him in the discharge of his arduous duties, he has Samuel McCubbin, formerly of Baltimore, Md., holding the office of Chief of Confederate States Military Police. He is a gentleman of about thirty-six, stout and squarely built, about five feet eight inches in height, dark complexion and open countenance, and a warm Secessionist - one who signalized his zeal for our liberties in the very twilight of this contest. Under his direction are several other officers, as follows: Colonel Charles C. Hicks, a native of Georgia, a Nicaraguan soldier under General Wm. Walker, a Colonel of the Italian army under Garibaldi, and more recently an officer in a Georgia volunteer regiment. - He is about thirty-five years of age, very handsome, very athletic, and to my knowledge, a Secessionist since 1856 George W. Clacker is a Baltimorean. Like Hicks, he bears upon him at once, the stamp of Mars and Venus. He was, during the administration of the memorable and inglorious Buchanan, one of Marshal Isaiah R????? deputies, in the city of New York. But immediately after the inauguration of Lincoln, cast his lot with the South. Edward J. Castello, Theodore Woodall, Bernard Shaw and Philip Cuthmeyer [Cashmyer], are all Marylanders - young, intelligent, and fine looking men, each of whom distinguished himself in the fight of April the 19th, 1861, when the Massachusetts regiment were greeted with a foretaste of Southern welcome, in the streets of Baltimore.