From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/22/1862, p. 1, c. 4

Escape of Prisoners. – Four men, confined in the Libby Prison as Yankee deserters, made their escape therefrom on Thursday night, by getting from the top of the house to the basement by means of a blanket rope, and afterwards passing the sentinels. Afterwards G. W. Goodman and John Ford, of the 25th Va Battalion, and James Bevill, of Co E, City Battalion, guard on the post where they made their exit, were arrested, by order of Capt. Turner, commandant of the post, and sent to the military prison of the Eastern District for trial, for allowing them to escape.

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