From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/23/1864, p.1, c. 6
Yankee Deserters. – Seventeen Yankee deserters were committed to Castle Thunder yesterday. – These fellows all came over in one batch, and intimate that we need not be surprised to find them leaving the Yankee army in a few days by the regiment or brigade. They represent that misrepresentation and coercion to a considerable extent is now resorted to in order to preserve the Yankee army intact; but notwithstanding all this, signs of dissatisfaction are becoming more manifest every day and open rebellion cannot much longer be delayed.