From the Richmond Whig, 10/23/1862, p. 2, c. 1

PRISON ITEMS – Captain G. W. Alexander, Assistant Provost Marshal, has been ordered to take charge of the Yankee prisoners in Richmond. As he was once a prisoner himself among the Yankees, he will know how to reciprocate their treatment of captives. Sixty-one deserters were received at “Castle Thunder” yesterday.

Lieut. Horne, of Co. E 53d N. C. Regiment, returned last night from Winchester, to which place he conducted a number of prisoners from “Castle Thunder,” marching 180 miles with his guard, without losing a prisoner.