From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/22/1862

Castle Thunder.  Yesterday, thirty-four soldiers, charged with desertion from the army, who have, on various occasions, since May, been sent to C. S. Prison, were removed thence to Castle Thunder. There are now nothing but Yankee prisoners at the former place. There were sixty arrivals at the Castle yesterday, and thirty-one discharges of soldiers, - the latter, who were confined for various offences, having been called for by their commanding officers. The publication of the list of soldiers confined there has had a very good effect. It has caused many to be taken away who else might have lingered out an unprofitable existence for months, eating the bread of idleness.

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