From the Richmond Enquirer, 6/25/1862, p. 2, c. 5

ATTEMPTED ESCAPE – A PRISONER SHOT – On Sunday night at a late hour one of the sentinels on duty at the Military Prison on the corner of 6th and Cary streets discovered a prisoner letting himself out of one of the windows down to a shed underneath, and ordering him to go back without effect, he blazed away and shot him through the thigh. – The fellow jumped on the shed, and continued to attempt escape, when another sentinel was ordered to fire upon him, which was done, and the prisoner fell upon the shed, shot through the loins. He was soon hauled in, and found in an extremely critical condition, from which he did not recover, but died soon after. His name was J. Walton, a deserter from one of the Georgia battalions.

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