From the Richmond Whig, 3/29/1864, p. 1, c. 2
DETECTIVE ITEMS. - Philip Cashmeyer, arrested some time since for attempting to send letters North by a prisoner on the flag-of-truce boat, has been re-instated in his position of special detective at Gen. Winder's office.
Augustus Syncoe, the detective who was sent to the penitentiary for shooting Emma Thompson, has been pardoned by Gov. Smith. Sending the worst criminals to the penitentiary now-a-days is little more than a farce. The shooting of this woman, by this man, was one of the most outrageous crimes ever perpetrated in any Christian community.