From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/23/1862, p. 1, c. 5

Prison Items. Twenty-two wandering soldiers found in Lynchburg were forwarded to this city yesterday by the Provost Marshal of that town, and placed in Castle Thunder, to be returned to their regiments. Right conscripts were also received from Lynchburg, to be converted into soldiers. The following deserters were carried to the same prison by the detective force, viz: A. Gillesp alias A. Thompson, co. A, 63d Va. substitute and deserter; Tim McGillim, Alexandria art, deserter; Peter White, Rodgers's cavalry, do; Mike Loftis, co. B, 15th La. do; J. T. Puckett, co. C, 9th Va. (by order of Col. Walker,) supposed deserter; Corp'l J. H. Crawford, 1st S. C, no papers; Wm. Brown, Jas. Ratcliffe, Barlow's art, no papers; A. Bowlin, co. A, 8th Ala, and D. McElroy, co. I, 21st Ga, deserters; Hugh Irwin, suspicious character.


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