From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/30/1864, p.1, c. 7
Stealing Brass. – James H. Saunders; a white man employed at the Confederate States artillery workshops, was arrested yesterday afternoon on the charge of stealing brass belonging to the Confederate States from that department. On the evidence of the person who procured the warrant against Sanders, it was shown that at one o’clock yesterday, when he left the workshops to go to his dinner, he had under his arm a small box, which upon examination, proved to contain the brass bushing for a ten inch columbiad, valued at seventy-five dollars, which he had stolen. The accused has already been an inmate of the penitentiary.