From the National Archives, Record Group 109, Chapter 9, Vol. 199 1/2, p. 33
C. S. Mil. Prison
Richmond, Nov. 19, 1862
Captain G. W. Alexander
A. A. G. & A. P. M.
Yesterday a man by the name of
Charles Goodwin Priv. 32 N.Y., a deserter from the federals (who had been acting
as hostler, but for some misconduct was put back into prison) made his escape
from the prison.
He is about twenty years of
age gray eyes, fair complexion and about little over 5 feet 4 inches high. He
generally wears light pants with a blue jacket, with N.Y. state buttons on it
also wears a round white felt hat. He is a very trim neat looking fellow in his
appearance. Would you please let me have the assistance of one of your detective
officers to find him. I am confident he is in the city somewhere. Could you
spare Jno. Coon.
Thos. P. Turner
Capt. Comdg per
Erastus W. Ross. Clk.