Escaped from a Yankee Prison.
--Captain Samuel Davis
, aid to Gen. Trimble
, and Captain Elijah Stay
, of the 16th Miss., recently confined in a Yankee prison in Chester, Pa.
, arrived in this city on Saturday night last.--They were fortunate enough to escape from bondage a few days since.
These gentlemen braved many dangers and much hardship on their route to this city, and fairly wept for joy on again treading the soil of their native land.
They represent the South
as having many warm friends at the North
, and say that the supporters of the Federal Administration
are very despondent over the slow progress of the draft, and begin to think it impossible to conquer the Confederacy
--The following commitments have been made at Castle Thunder since our last report: H. Curt
, company C. Ringgold Battery, captured near Winchester
on Thursday last; Capt. Bishop
and three others, captured on the schooner Golden Rod
; Capt. Wible
and two others, from the schooner Coquette
; Capt. Wm. Boothby
and three men, from the schooner Two Brothers; Lewis A. Miller
, attempting to cross our lines on the Black
The arrivals at the Libby Prison
were three Yankees brought down from Staunton
; one recently captured at Bottom's Bridge; two from Gordonsville
; five from Hartwell's Church, and one from Guyandotte
, Va.--all captured within the last two or three days.
At the Cage we found recorded the names of Mary, slave of Madison Macon
, and Armistead
, slave of John R. Jones
, both arrested as runaways; Joshua Maya
, a free negro, feloniously stealing one feather bed
; and Wm. Bethel
, a white man, for assaulting and beating Michal Shea
. B. was bailed to appear before the Mayor