From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/21/1863, p. 1, c. 4

To be Sent North. – J. P. Henry, a young fellow with a hectic flush upon his cheek, and a wild and rather vicious eye, was stopped upon the streets on Tuesday last by a squad of the guard attached to the enrolling office department, and carried to said office. He said he had papers about him which he thought ought to allow him to pass without interruption. Capt. A. J. Watkins, the officer in charge of the enrolling office, demanded them. – They were produced, proving to be of a class not very creditable to the character of the holder, representing him to be a discharged penitentiary convict. Henry seemed to be a fit subject for the consideration of the conscription officers, however, and he was held until an opportunity presented to send him out to Camp Lee. He manifested some uneasiness at his detention, and suddenly rising from his seat, said he believed he would walk through the Capitol Square, as he had some business to transact. To this proposition Capt. Watkins demurred. Henry thereupon became bellicose – swore that no man or set of men could force him to join this army, and ended his oration by a movement for the door. This was interrupted by the vigilant officer in charge, who laid violent hands upon Henry, gave him one or two admonitory blows on the head, and forced him to resume his seat. That evening Henry was sent to Camp Lee, whence, upon his declaration that he was a Northern man and desirous of leaving, he was yesterday sent to the Libby prison, to be sent North. It will perhaps be remembered that Henry was sentenced to the penitentiary about three years ago for stealing a gold watch of M. G. Whitman. He was formerly an attache of a billiard saloon under the St. Charles Hotel.

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