From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199½, "Letters & Orders Issued,
Confederate Military Prison, Jan. 1862 - Dec. 1863." p. 15
C. S. Military Prisons
August 28, 1862
Genl. J. H. Winder
Allow me to
submit to you the following facts for consideration.
All the arms which I have here for use of Guard amount to
fifteen muskets, whilst it requires forty to arm every man on guard. The guard
coming here is entirely without any arms. I am in [hopes of] bringing this to
your knowledge is sufficient to get an additional number of guns.
I am General, very respectfully
Your Obedt Servt.
Capt. Comdg Prisons