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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
caped in November following, and succeeded in reaching the Confederate lines in Northern Georgia. Morgan made his way from the prison, when he escaped, with Captain Hines, who left in his cell the following note, dated Cell No. 20, November 20, 1863. Commencement, November 4, 1863. Conclusion, November 20, 1868. Number of houches of brickwork, into an air-chamber below, and then through the soft earth under the foundation walls of the penitentiary, making a. passage into the yard. Captain Hines superintended this engineering. They had furnished themselves with a strong rope, made of bedclothes, with which they scaled the walls. They had, by some means, procured citizens' clothes, in which they escaped. Morgan and Hines went immediately to the railway station (one o'clock in the morning, November 28), and traveled toward Cincinnati. When near there, they went to the brake of the rear car, with it slackened the speed of the train, jumped off, made their way to the Ohio, and,