Two of the Yankees confined in the prison at Salisbury, made their escape, last week by piling up lumber as they could scale the wall, which was done while the guard was inattentive to duty. One of the rascals afterwards stole a horse in the edge of David county, to aid him in his escape. One of them has been recaptured. – Iredell Express.
Source: Fayetteville Observer, February 6, 1862 as found on www.digitalnc.org