From the Richmond Whig, 2/23/1864, p. 1, c. 3
JAIL DELIVERY OF YANKEE DESERTERS. - In a building on Cary street, opposite Castle Thunder, are confined several hundred deserters from the Yankee army. The building is a double one, the tenement abutting on 19th street being divided from the other tenement on the east of it by a brick partition. In the latter the prisoners are confined. Yesterday evening, about five o'clock, it was discovered that twenty-two of these prisoners, having cut a hole through the partition into the other tenement which is now in disuse, had jumped through a window down into 19th street and escaped. - Pursuit was immediately made by the commandant of Castle Thunder, and sixteen of the fugitives recaptured. Whilst these parties were being hunted for, one Peter Klosman, who, yesterday morning, escaped from the city chain-gang, was discovered and arrested; the ball and chain which still hung to his leg betrayed his identity.