From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/23/1862, p. 1, c. 6

Prison Items. Forty-two runaway soldiers, who had gotten as far south as North Carolina, were yesterday received at Caster Thunder, from Camp Holmes, in that State. They belonged to the Wise Artillery, 2d N. C. Battalion, and Prestelow's Battalion. One hundred soldiers heretofore confined in the Eastern District station are to be sent to Winchester this morning under guard, to be put in their respective regiments J. T. Smith, charged with robbery, was arrested yesterday and put in Castle Thunder. G. A. Wallace, Captain and Enrolling Officer. C. S. A., yesterday sent word to the Provost Marshal that there was a party, believed to be an impostor, representing himself as Capt. Brown, of the Provost Guard, and if not authorized to do so he would cause him to be arrested. Brown was subsequently arrested on 17th street, dressed in a new uniform, and in Castle Thunder for examination.



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