From the Richmond Enquirer, 1/13/1862
THIEVING YANKEES. – Notwithstanding the fact that the Yankee prisoners confined in this city, have cost the Confederate Government an immense sum of money, they have also been a source of considerable expense to some of our citizens. For instance, the 400 confined in the tobacco factory of Captain John W. Atkinson, have consumed 4,100 pounds of chewing tobacco, and two hogsheads of smoking, which were left in the factory by the proprietor. These "Yankees" have also destroyed all the tobacco machinery in the factory which they could put their hands upon. In the back yard of the factory, a large quantity of lumber had been deposited, of which these Hessians destroyed 7,000 feet. Truly, an expensive lot of prisoners.