From the Richmond Sentinel, 10/28/1863, p. 2, c. 4
Attempt to Escape. – A Confederate prisoner, charged with desertion, and detained in Hospital No. 13, about one o’clock yesterday morning, endeavored to make his escape. After tearing up the sheets of his bed, from which he formed a rope, and attaching it to the window of his cell, he commenced his descent; but before reaching the ground, the rope broke and he received a severe concussion, which produced such a outcry on his part, that those in attendance were alarmed, and succeeded in securing and returning him to his former place of confinement, which, it is to be trusted, will hereafter prove more congenial to his feelings.