Richmond Whig, 1/30/1862

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From the Richmond Whig, 1/30/1862, p. 3, c. 3

THE YANKEE PRISONERS. - A correspondent of the Southern Confederacy, writing from this city, says: “The Yankee prisoners are quite a feature in our midst. There are about two thousand of them, and the cowardly scamps are guarded by eighty men and three hounds. When any of the prisoners get out, the dogs soon bring them to bay. They caught one near my window not long since. He roared and prayed like a bull in a net. - Here we have the Yankees on one side, put up in tobacco factories, and our sick and convalescent in the other in similar buildings - each showing the “ruling passion” strong in - prison. The Yankees take the bones after they have knawed their meat off. They make a tin saw, with which they cut up the bones and work them into rings, crosses, and Yankee notions, and sell them to our boys for from one to three dollars a-piece. This traffic foreshadows our future. We make money and the Yankees will get it, as heretofore. They can out-run us, and out-trade us.”