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The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Attempting to cross the lines. (search)
Attempting to cross the lines. --Under a Confederate guard the following parties were brought to this city and committed to Castle Thunder on Monday night, charged with attempting to escape into the lines of the enemy. Ferdinand Fitchett, an employee at the Examiner office; Thomas Brooks, formerly a painter from Norfolk, Virginia, but now claiming to be a citizen of this place; B. F. Baker, a paroled Yankee, employed in the printing establishment of MacFarlane & Ferguson: Thomas Coolen, an employee at the Confederate States armory, and Solomon Carter, a negro belonging to Dunlop, Memure &Co. At the same time, John Munn, long suspected of disloyal transactions, was arrested and committed to the Castle, charged with running persons through the lines for heavy pecuniary consideration.