Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Confederate States” in article 8 of The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1862., [Electronic resource]:

...the Abolition officers sent to Macon, and the cause of their detention. Gen. Bragg, it appears demanded of Rosecrans the release of citizens of Tennessee, held as prisoners for their loyally to the Confederate States . Rosecrans refused the demand, and Gen. Bragg then replied that he should hold all captured officers of the Federal army in close confinement as hostages for the safety of citizens so imprisoned. ...
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