From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/8/1888, p. 2, c. 4

Bring Along the Hole.
[Chicago Mail.]

The gentlemen who contemplate the removal of Libby Prison from Richmond, Va., to Chicago should not overlook the tunnel burrowed by Colonels Ross and Streight through which 109 Federal prisoners made their escape during the “wah.” This tunnel should be dug up and brought along. “Old Libby” would be incomplete without it. The tortuous bore could be straightened out and cut up into suitable lengths for transportation, and if no other use could be found for it the sections could be utilized as post-holes. Don’t forget the tunnel.


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