From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/25/1864, p.1, c. 5

Committed to Castle Thunder. – A young man named William C. Gay, member of the Richmond Fayette Artillery, was arrested yesterday and committed to Castle Thunder on the charge of forgery and desertion. Gay was arrested for absence from his company without leave on Tuesday night; but by some means he escaped from the Soldiers’ Home, and when re-arrested yesterday he had upon his person a pass purporting to have been signed by Lieutenant Bates, which was forged.

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