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The Daily Dispatch: April 12, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: May 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported Sinking of
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Capture of an "Iron-Clad." --The statement published some days since that Tim Morris, alias Joe Griffin, one of the "Iron-Clad" Opera Troupe, which for a few weeks past were giving exhibitions at Metropolitan Hall, but have since been broken up in consequence of the descent made upon them by the conscript gatherers, had succeeded in reaching the Federal lines, turns out to be incorrect. The "iron-clad" was boarded and captured by the Confederate detectives in the foretop of a house on 25
turn their prisoner loose.
By quickening their pace, however, and vigorously brandishing several heavy clubs, the viragoes were made to give up the assault and sulkily retrace their steps to the shelter from which they had so furiously sallied forth.
Morris, alias Griffin, denies having even been out of the city, and avers that, while he has kept pretty closely within doors during the day time, yet at night he has frequently aired himself on the streets.
He was committed to Castle Thunder.
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], Home Manufactured for (search)
Recapture of an "Iron Clad." --Detectives Mitchell and Woodward, with the assistance of Constable Robinson, of Henrico, succeeded yesterday in retaking Tim Morris alias Joe Griffin, the redoubtable "ironclad" opera troupe performer. Tim, it will be recollected, was conscripted while per forming at Metropolitan Hall, some months since, but he sued out a writ of habeas corpus upon the ground that he was over forty-five years of age. Failing to prove this fact, the Judge trying his case decided adversely, and he was ordered back to camp.--From this place he escaped, and managed to keep out of the reach of the detectives for some time but was finally captured between two feather beds, at a house near Rocketts, and again carried back to Camp Lee. Here he remained but a few days before he once more conceived the plan to escape, and selecting the first dark night to executes it in, he succeeded in getting off; since which time, although the officers have been ceaseless in their searc
The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], Harboring deserters. (search)
Harboring deserters. --The following parties, charged with harboring deserters from the Confederate army, were yesterday committed to Castle Thunder: John Keigan, secreting Tim Morris, alias Joe Griffin, in his house; T R Clayton, of Rockingham, and T J Raymonds, of Henry, citizens, encouraging their sons to stay away from their companies.