From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/18/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Bogus Provost Guard. - A man, giving his name as James M. Levert, undertook, last night, about 5 o'clock, near the Black Pond, on the Mechanicsville turnpike, to act as a Provost Guard, by stopping a countryman who was on his way to town with produce, and demanding his pats. The bogus guard being alone, the gentleman from the rural districts summoned a comrade, and captured him. He was brought to Castle Thunder and locked up. He was either playing off drunk, or was really so, when brought there.

 

 

 

 

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