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The Daily Dispatch: October 6, 1864., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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ember of the Maryland company (N), attached to the Reserve forces of Richmond, to escape from arrest by the guard. Mr. James Jeffries, one of the fire brigade, performing provost duty on the street, having been notified to arrest the aforesaid Maryl The captured deserter begged permission to get his breakfast before he was carried to prison, which was acceded to by Mr. Jeffries, and the two proceeded to the dining-room of the Spotswood Hotel for that purpose. For a few minutes, while breakfastich the dumb-waiter passes, and rapidly descended two stories below by the rope attached thereto. Coming to a shoulder, Jeffries seized on to the same rope, and, squeezing his musket up to his breast, down he went also, alighting on his fleeing prisHe was afterwards more securely guarded and taken down to Castle Thunder. Owing to the encumbrance of the musket, Mr. Jeffries was unable to lower himself by the rope as carefully as he might have otherwise done, and therefore his hands were ver