From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/6/1862, p. 2, c. 4

Attempts to Escape. – Several attempts to escape have recently been made by prisoners confined in Castle Godwin and the guard house on Franklin street. It is said that two inmates of the latter place succeeded on Monday night, by means of a long rope, in ridding themselves of their imprisonment, and on the same night a number of the residents of Castle Godwin assembled on the top of that structure and made demonstrations as if to leave, but were frightened into the building by a vigorous but not well directed fire of musketry.

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