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Information about the response in Richmond, VA to the Battle of First Manassas

This page is a collection of items related to the city of Richmond after the First Battle of Manassas.

Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; description of the arrival of the bodies of Generals Bartow and Bee in Richmond and conveyance to the Capitol to lie in state
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; anxiety in Richmond over the slain at First Manassas; huge crowds assemble at the Central depot, where "Gen." Davis (the President) arrives and addresses the crowd
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; "Gen." (President) Davis gives an inspirational speech from the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; trains arrive from Manassas bearing wounded, who are taken to private homes for treatment; 500-600 POWs are set to arrive; the prison depot is already full; notes that General Corcoran arrived in Richmond two days ago
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; bodies of Bartow, Bee, and Johnston were escorted from the Capitol to the Petersburg depot for transportation South
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; Dr. F. W. Hancock has returned from Manassas, with reports on their needs; the Committee is still working to provide for the wounded
Richmond Dispatch 8/1/1861; two POWs arrive - one a spy
Richmond Dispatch 8/1/1861; families who have sick and wounded soldiers in their homes are requested to call their family physicians or report to "hospital on 26th, near Main" (probably Ross' factory)
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; the number of wounded POWs is now near 500 and more arriving; medicines will be needed
National Tribune

8/10/1899; “A Union Man in Richmond;” part four of serial account. Describes John Minor Bott’s stay in “a negro jail in Lombard Alley” [Castle Godwin], the economic situation in Richmond, the Battle of First Manassas, the man who [Mr. Gretter] who tossed the first shovelful of dirt for the Richmond defenses, the dangerous nature of “Lombard Alley” [probably Locust Alley], and the post-war collapse of the upper floor of the Capitol building

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