From the Richmond Enquirer, 5/23/1864
CASTLE THUNDER. – There were yesterday six hundred and ten persons confined
in the Castle for various offences. Of the number one hundred and eighty were
Yankee deserters. Seventy-seven prisoners were received on Saturday. One of the
guards at the Libby was sent to the Castle for sitting down on his post. Two
soldiers of the 19th Virginia Battalion were confined for trading
with the Yankees that they were appointed to guard.
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