From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/30/1862

Attempt to Break Out of Prison. – Two men, named Samuel Wyvill and S. W. McCammon, confined in the military prison of the Eastern District, were detected last night in an attempt to break out of the dungeon of that institution. They had moved several bricks from the wall when the grating of the chisel against the wall led to a discovery. Both men are in confinement for forgery – that of Wyvill involving a loss of many thousands to the Government.


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From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/30/1862

Prison Items. – Six deserters were brought to Richmond yesterday from Petersburg and lodged in prison. Henry Lloyd, a deserter from the gunboat Torpedo, and Henry Parrish, of Co. F, 54th N. C. regiment, were also locked up as deserters. – Charles McDermont, a soldier under sentence of Court-Martial, who escaped not long since from the Libby prison hospital, was found in Tyler’s Row, Rocketts, yesterday, by detective New, and was secured and brought to Castle Thunder, after a long chase, in which the officer had occasion twice to discharge his pistol at the fugitive, but without effect. Eight deserters and stragglers were fished out of the vicinity of Hughes’s Row, 17th street, yesterday and put in prison by Messrs. Crow, Shaffer, and Fowlks, of the Eastern District police.

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