From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/14/1863, p. 1, c. 4

Prison Items. - Aaron Bennett, an inmate of Castle Thunder, was carried before Judge Halyburton on yesterday on habeas corpus and discharged. - Five men confined in the same prison made their escape yesterday by cutting a hole through the west side of the prison, and getting into Whitlock’s lumber yard, whence they got into the street and made off. Today 70 men will be sent from Castle Thunder to their respective regiments.

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