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Added December 24, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 8/10/1861; Dr. E. S. Gaillard awarded $100 for dissertation on ozone
Richmond Dispatch 8/12/1861; letter from POW of 69th NY, at Alms House Hospital

Added December 23, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 8/28/1861; death notice of a soldier at Robertson Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/29/1861; Surgeon at Gilliam's factory (GH#3) advertises for servants and wardmaster
Richmond Dispatch 8/29/1861; 6 female nurses needed at St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/31/1861; 2 good nurses needed for Alabama Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/31/1861; good description of Sycamore Church Hospital; opened 8/21

Added December 21, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 8/15/1861; Yankee POW escapes from Harwood's Factory, but recaptured - details on capture by Henrico minister
Richmond Dispatch 8/15/1861; note from Mrs. Judge Hopkins, thanking donors to Alabama Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/15/1861; Armory is taking bids for building a brick wall
Richmond Dispatch 8/16/1861; 4th Company of Richmond Howitzers are gathering at New Fairgrounds (Camp Lee)
Richmond Dispatch 8/17/1861; Mrs. A. F. Hopkins of Mobile in town, collecting & disbursing supplies for Ladies Military Aid Society of Mobile
Richmond Dispatch 8/17/1861; 2 escapees from Harwood's recaptured in King William County
Richmond Dispatch 8/20/1861; detailed account of visit to Alms House Prison Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/20/1861; paragraph on grave-digging at Hollywood; nearly 100 soldier graves already
Richmond Dispatch 8/21/1861; ad for someone to superintend St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/22/1861; 2 POWs recaptured after escaping from Main St. prison
Richmond Dispatch 8/22/1861; 14th AL encamped just beyond Bloody Run gully; dress parades "occur on the level ground just above the gully" (Chimborazo Hill)
Richmond Dispatch 8/22/1861; short extract from letter of Yankee POW, describing prison building
Richmond Dispatch 8/23/1861; excellent description of Springfield Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/23/1861; resident students needed at Medical College Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/23/1861; Pattern maker needed at the Armory
Richmond Dispatch 8/24/1861; note from Co. B, Tredegar Bn., thanking J. R. Anderson and others for contributing towards uniforming the company
Richmond Dispatch 8/24/1861; Springfield Hospital needs one cook & one washerwoman
Richmond Dispatch 8/26/1861; lists two Yankee officers who died recently at Alms House
Richmond Dispatch 8/26/1861; member of CS guard at Ligon's factory shoots his officer
Richmond Dispatch 8/26/1861; list of prominent Yankee POWs at Alms House
Joseph R. Anderson CSR, M331 7/14/1862; Joseph R. Anderson's letter of resignation as Brigadier General from the C. S. Army; cites the need for him at Tredegar Iron Works

Added December 20, 2001

Anthony's Photographic Bulletin 7/1882; written by Capt. A. J. Russell, describes photographing with T. C. Roche during the war, gives anecdotes surrounding Dutch Gap and Petersburg images

Added December 12, 2001

Map of Richmond, showing the known locations of the wartime hospitals.

Added December 11, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 8/8/1861; description of an officers' suicide at the Ballard House
Richmond Dispatch 8/8/1861; 109 prisoners in the city jail
Richmond Dispatch 8/9/1861; notes on high POW mortality
Richmond Dispatch 8/9/1861; 11 Yankee POWs arrive
Richmond Dispatch 8/12/1861; three deaths at Bellevue Hospital and burials in Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 8/12/1861; Ad for Singer's Barrel factory, Cary bw 18th & 19th
Richmond Dispatch 8/12/1861; 3 negro nurses needed for Medical College Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/13/1861; St. Charles & Wall St. Hospitals contain more than 460 patients
Richmond Dispatch 8/14/1861; Mrs. Jefferson Davis applies for carriage driver & dining room waiter
Library of Congress 10/6/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals and empty beds
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Library of Congress 11/1/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them

Added December 6, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; Jas. H. Burton, Supt. C. S. Armory, taking bids for stone.
Richmond Dispatch 8/5/1861; 74 new Yankee POWs arrive - housed at prison in Jefferson Ward
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; Medical College Hospital needs servant & washerwoman
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard to meet at Company G Hall
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; Geo. Watt & Co. selling bowie knives & Artillery swords
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; 17 Yankee POWs have died in Richmond so far
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; soldier from the 20th VA died at the St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1861; funeral of soldier from St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/7/1861; Court Martial at Hermitage Fair Grounds. Col. Wigfall to be President
Richmond Dispatch 8/7/1861; ad for tobacco from Turpin & Yarbrough's factory
Richmond Dispatch 8/8/1861; nearly 300 Yankee POWs at Alms House; mentions Col. Wilcox and Capt. Ricketts being there
Richmond Dispatch 8/8/1861; Mrs. Judge Hopkins' hospital, 5th bw Clay & Leigh, remarkably neat, etc
Richmond Dispatch 8/10/1861; sawdust sprinkled on Wall st. to deaden noise near St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/13/1861; St. Charles Hospital "greatly in need of nurses"

Added December 2, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; POWs from Yorktown arrive, and are taken to the prison depot; some are from the "scum of Baltimore," and one a spy
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1861; Hotel arrivals; Dr. Thom and Thomas Clingman are at the Spotswood
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1861; 5th North Carolina arrives in Richmond and goes into camp near Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; some prisoners removed from the Prison depot to parts unknown
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; notes that negro workers on the fortifications seem to happy to be aiding "their native state"
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard will attend meetings at Company G Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/19/1861; description of funeral of Micajah Bates in Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 7/19/1861; two cows strayed from George Watt
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1861; 4th company of Richmond Howitzers, camped at the New Fair Grounds, need 30 men to bring them up to full strength
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1861; Captain of the Washington Artillery is wounded and in Richmond in a private home; many members of the Montgomery guard are in the Medical College hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/26/1861; 17 Union surgeons are POWs; one is the son of a big New York tobacco merchant and is in Howard's factory
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; lists of patients in the city are at the Intelligence Office at the St. Charles Hospital
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
National Archives, RG 109 3/16/1865; Jackson Battalion moved from Jackson Hospital to the front, under the command of Col. Ship, commanding the VMI Corps. Reports on their good conduct
Richmond Dispatch 7/11/1866; excellent description of the leveling of most of the former defenses of Richmond; almost celebratory in tone
Toledo Blade 6/9/1887; gives description of life on Belle Isle in late 1863 and early 1864; includes account of the dog-slaying incident; mentions that he was also in Pemberton Prison for a brief time

Added December 1, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 5/30/1861; great description of the arrival of President Jefferson Davis in Richmond and the celebration in the city as he is escorted to Spotswood Hotel; later he reviewed the troops at Camp Lee
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; 78 wounded POWs brought to Richmond, including a Richmonder in exile
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; two deaths (at Mason's Hall and Bellevue respectively) and burial at Hollywood cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard is organizing at Company G Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; applications for clothing for wounded or sick soldiers can be made at St. Charles Hospital (future GH#8)
Richmond Dispatch 8/1/1861; funeral of a Mississippian will take place at St. Charles Hospital (future GH#8)
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 8/2/1861; statistics of city tobacco warehouses, including Seabrook's, showing a marked decline from the same time a year before
Richmond Dispatch 8/2/1861; soldiers encamped near Hollywood Cemetery are requested not to fire their weapons into the cemetery, after funeral attendee is struck by a spent bullet
Richmond Dispatch 8/2/1861; 70 wounded POWs brought to Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 8/2/1861; 15 negro men wanted to work in the Alms House Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; the number of wounded POWs is now near 500 and more arriving; medicines will be needed
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; Cook, Servants, and Cleaning Women needed at the St. Charles Hospital.
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; 3 Chambermaids and a Porter are needed at the Spotswood Hotel

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