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confined in Palmer's building, opposite to Castle Thunder, made a bold attempt to effect their escape. Being confined on the second floor, they forced open the door facing Cary street, and after first throwing a brick, at the sentinel below, a Mr. Turpin, which struck him on the shoulder, they jumped out and started to run up the street. The next sentinel to Mr. Turpin, hearing the alarm, fired, but failed to hit either of the fleeing Yankees, whereupon he grabbed his musket, and as they passMr. Turpin, hearing the alarm, fired, but failed to hit either of the fleeing Yankees, whereupon he grabbed his musket, and as they passed him struck one of them a severe blow on the back of the neck, which partiality stunned him, but did not stop him from keeping on. By this time the guards on both sides of the street were fully aroused to the condition of things, and each of them in sight discharged their pieces in the direction the runaways had taken. Owing to the darkness of the night, however, neither of them were brought down, and but for the extraordinary fleetness and courage of Lieut George Watt, of the State militia,