From the Richmond Whig, 7/26/1861
THE “PRISON DEPOT,” at the corner of Main and 25th
streets, is quite a focal point of attraction at this time. It is filled with
Yankees and Hessians, captured at the Battle of Manassas. Like bears in a cage,
many of them look through the grated windows of their prison, and thus become
visible to the curious people, who stroll to that portion of the city to obtain
a view of the Northern lunatics.