From the Richmond Enquirer, 9/6/1861
ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE. – Last night, at 9 o'clock, two of the prisoners confined in the Tobacco Warehouses attempted to escape; the guards fired twice, the alarm was instantly responded to by Captains Waddill and Davis' companies, Louisiana Battalion, stationed on Libby's hill, foot of Main Street. One of the Yankees was wounded, it is said, seriously. – Too much praise cannot be accorded to these gallant companies for the promptness with which they responded to the alarm, and shows what may be expected of their accomplished commanders when they meet the foe.