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.

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