From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/3/1863, p. 2, c. 3
Prison Items. – The following parties were received in the military prison of the Eastern District yesterday, viz: J. F. Brittain, of Allen’s battery, desertion; twelve sent from Drewry’s Bluff to be court martialed for various offenses; James Hill, of company A. 45th North Carolina, to await sentence, John Welsh, company K, 1st Georgia regulars, desertion; J. F. Smith, charged with being a spy; Francis Keenan, 1st Louisiana battalion, put in by his Lieutenant; William J. Ward. Hospital No. 19, disobedience of orders; John Kenney, company K, 12th North Carolina substituting and deserting, Samuel Levy, company K. 15th Louisiana, desertion; E. F. Pierson, company A, 2d Louisiana battalion, desertion; Jerry Sullivan, Maryland light artillery, desertion, arrested by detectives Schaffar and Crow, corner 17th and Cary streets, after a hard fight just after he had succeeded its demolishing the furniture of a female residing in that vicinity. In all there were thirty-nine military offenders received at the above prison on yesterday.