From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/28/1863, p. 1, c. 4
Sent to the Army. – One hundred men, confined in the military prison, in this city, for desertion, absence without leave, &c. were dispatched to their several companies and regiments yesterday morning. There were still about 300 left behind, a number of whom are undergoing sentence of Court-Martial with ball and chain attached to their legs.
Two men who were drummed out of the service yesterday were immediately seized by the conscription officer and lodged in the military prison, to try a soldier’s life anew.