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, and take up a more eligible position a few hundred yards in his rear. To this point he was after wards pursued by a large force of the enemy's cavalry, acting on the idea that he was retreating. So soon, however, as a sufficient number of the foe had turned the crest of an intervening hill, a party of as brave men as ever touched finger to the trigger speedily made them understand their mistake. At the discovery of this band of heroes, under the command of our neighbor and friend, Major Thomas Brown, they halted, and those in the rear, not understanding the matter, closed up and huddled themselves together until they were literally packed. Then our Missouri boys turned loose upon them with their deadly rifles and shot guns. The effect was terrible. Every saddle was emptied; not a man escaped. Terror, dismay and fear seized those in the rear, and they fled back to the town. This ended the fight. The army under Thompson did not exceed 1,100, while that of the foe exceeded
as on Cary street, directly opposite Castle Thunder, although all persons confined in both are under the supervision of the same officers. From Lieut. Wilburn who was on duty at the time, we obtained the following list of those who made good their exit from the prison: Wm. C. Williams, Frank Shepherd, K. Lent, John Criner, Wallace Edson, H. H. Parker, Henry Bradburg, G. W. Danner, Geo. Scott, Philip Smith, Chas. Williams, Patrick McAnally, Arthur Hill, Geo. Gaillard, Chas Smith, Wm. May, Thos. Brown, and Mann Clark. Their mode of escape was by removing some bricks from under the sill of the door to the second story of the building. Running in a line with the floor of this story is a wide platform, on which a sentinel is constantly posted; and when we consider that their means of egress was so near the guardsman as to almost scrape his feet, it does not speak well for his vigilance that the enterprise was so successful. A prisoner in the same room with those who escaped, also a des
and lodged him in the lock-up for examination. Capt. W. N. Smith, Superintendent of the C. S. Laboratory, gave Berile an excellent character. He had been employed for the last three years as shipping clerk of that establishment, and he had never had reason to suspect him of any improper conduct. Some time since the prisoner applied to him to exchange fifteen boxes of "large" for "small" tin, exhibiting at the same time an order from the proper authority, which had been approved by Lt.-Col. Brown. Seeing that the papers had been properly made out, he (Smith) did not hesitate to make the exchange, and therefore agreed he should have it. Berile took a part of it, promising to deliver an equal number of boxes as soon as it reached the city; it was then on its way to this city from Wilmington, but owing to the difficulties of transportation its arrival had been delayed. Capt. Smith further testified that a few days ago, finding that the tine expected from Wilmington had not yet arr
ine of skirmishers unflinchingly maintained their position until dark. About an hour before sunset, on the evening of the 14th of June, Gen. Early, without encountering scout or picket, was in easy cannon range of the enemy's work, which it was his purpose to assault. He at once set to work making disposition of his forces, preparatory to the attack.--Twenty pieces of artillery--twelve from Colonel Jones's battalion and eight belonging to the 1st Virginia regiment, under Capt. Dance, Col. Brown acting as Chief of Artillery of corps — were placed in position. Hays's Louisiana brigade was now ordered to prepare for the charge, and Smith's Virginians were so disposed as to act as supports.--Our artillery opened a vigorous, and well directed fire on the enemy's works and guns. They responded with considerable spirit; but after the artillery duel had been kept up for some thirty minutes the enemy's guns were completely silenced. Then Hays's gallant and fearless Louisianian — the sa
Sent to Salisbury. --Henry Richardson and Thomas Brown two of the four Yankee correspondents of the New York Herald, for some time confined in Castle Thunder, have been transferred from this post to the Confederate prison at Salisbury, N. C. For some weeks back the departure of prisoners from the Castle have been so numerous that now there are very few of them left at this institution.
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