From the Richmond Whig, 7/16/1862, p. 2, c. 1
GENERAL WINDER. – Persons who have not had occasion to visit General Winder's office during business hours, have scarcely any idea of the extent of business which the General and his assistants have to perform. – The space allotted to outsiders is crowded all the time and it is really curious to observe how rapidly the General is plied with interrogatories, and with what equanimity and definitiveness he answers them. At times, he apparently carries on conversation with two or three persons simultaneously, whilst examining or signing papers, yet there is no confusion, and, so far as we have seen, no exhibition of ill-temper or official self-importance. The duties of the office appear manifold, and it is obvious that the position is anything but a sinecure.