From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/11/1862

Visit to a Confederate Prison. Mr. Wood, the Commandant of the Capitol Prison, at Washington D. C., visited Castle Thunder yesterday, accompanied by Capt. Cashmeyer, of the Provost Guard. He was received and conducted over the prison by Capt. Alexander, the superintendent. He expressed himself highly pleased at the evidences of cleanliness, comfort, and discipline of the Castle. Mr. Wood is here negotiating an exchange for all State prisoners. While going through the place, one of the Irish inhabitants asked Wood if he would not like to have Capt. Alexander. He replied, with a good humored laugh, that they had had the Captain once, but could not keep him.

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