From the Richmond Whig, 5/1/1865
THAT BIG BLACK DOG. - People well acquainted with the
coming and going of the big black dog, that, during the reign of the several
commandants, used to keep watch and ward over the prisoners at Castle Thunder,
have been led to inquire what has become of him since the evacuation, he not
having been seen. We incline to the opinion that his dogship evacuated with the
rest of the Castle officials and joined Jeff. Davis to assist in the hunt after
the Trans-Mississippi trail.