From the Richmond Whig, Saturday, 1/16/1864, p. 1, c. 2

ESCAPE OF YANKEE DESERTERS. - Between 12 o’clock Thursday night and yesterday morning, eighteen Yankee deserters, confined in the prison on Cary street, opposite Castle Thunder, effected their escape by cutting through the wall into the commissary storehouse adjoining, from which egress into the street was easy. - This jail delivery is attributable to want of vigilance on the part of the prison guards.

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