From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/15/1861 , p. 2
Live Yankees. - Such a rush as there is to the windows of the hotels on Main street every few days when the Yankee prisoners are marshaled through the town, one would think live Yankees must have undergone some wonderful transformation of late. Do the ladies and children, who are so eager to get a peep at them, expect to see them armed with wings? or rather, perhaps, with horns and hoofs! Yankees have been common enough among us, heaven knows, and plenty are still left, who require to be somewhat carefully tended. By the way, would it not be as well to divide our prisoners among the hospitable inhabitants of our larger towns, now that they are getting so abundant among us. Lynchburg and Petersburg might have the honor of entertaining a few.