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Added August 24, 2002

Richmond Dispatch 9/8/1862; list of about 60 officers recently arrived at Libby Prison from Manassas

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 365, p. 60

4/1/1865; dentist is assigned to Stuart, St. Francis de Sales, & Robertson Hospitals and officers in private quarters

Added August 21, 2002

National Archives, M437

7/27/1861; Surg. W. A. Carrington has been taken prisoner at First Manassas

RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199, p. 56

1/21/1863; T. P. Turner's report of an inspection of Mayo's factory (GH#21), in response to complaints of the owner about the poor condition. Turner's response refutes Mayo's claims

RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199, p. 68

2/17/1863; nine negroes have escaped from Libby Prison - they had been used as laborers around the prison

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 1-2

5/8/1864; note to GH#9 stating that Howard's Grove Hospital has been opened - men from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Texas and Arkansas will be sent there. Officer wards are at Howard's Grove in addition to those at the Officers Hospital, to be used at the discretion of the officer

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 5

5/8/1864; letter notifying the surgeon of GH#9 that a division (capacity 450) for North Carolinians has been opened at Winder Hospital

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 5

5/18/1864; note to GH#9 that General Hospital #24 has been opened for certain cases of North Carolina patients

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 5

5/19/1864; note to GH#9 that St. Francis de Sales Hospital (capacity 30) has been opened for amputation and resection cases

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 6

6/2/1864; note to GH#9 stating that Stuart Hospital (capacity 400) has been opened as a receiving hospital for soldiers arriving via the RF&P RR. GH#9 is directed to send of excess patients to Danville

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 6

6/8/1864; GH#9 is directed to send no more patients to Robertson Hospital - effectively closing down Robertson

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 6

8/8/1864; Sister Juliana of St. Francis de Sales requests more patients; Carrington directs GH#9 to fill up St. Francis with all those who "desire to go there"

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 6

8/30/1864; Carrington directs that GH#9 send no more patients to St. Francis de Sales - effectively closing it down

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 7

9/18/1864; GH#9 is to directed to send all Mississippians to Stuart Hospital and those from Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Arkansas to Howard's Grove

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, p. 9

11/25/1864; note to GH#9 that General Hospital #4 has been discontinued by the Sec. of War. All arriving officers will be sent to Stuart Hospital, and all Mississippians will be sent to Howards Grove

Added August 19, 2002

RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199, p. 68

2/15/1863; Letter from T. P. Turner, commanding Libby Prison, requesting that Van Lew stop providing meals for a certain prisoner

Added August 12, 2002

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 416, p. 16-19

12/24/1862; Inspection report of Bellevue Hospital

Added August 11, 2002

Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1861; the city railroad has been advanced as far as the American hotel and is progressing nicely
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1861; plans are being made to connect the RF&P and Richmond & Petersburg RRs through Richmond, and well as connections through Petersburg
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1861; Mechanics' Institute has been vacated and will be used by the War Department and Patent Office in the future
Richmond Whig 8/5/1861; connecting tracks for the RF&P and Petersburg RRs (running up 8th st) will be completed in a few days
Richmond Whig 8/5/1861; new superintendent for the Richmond and York RR
Richmond Dispatch 9/18/1861; locomotive "J. R. Anderson" is on the new tracks connecting the RF&P and Petersburg RRs
Richmond Dispatch 9/18/1861; the State Armory is at the corner of 7th and Cary
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; temporary tracks on Broad street, connecting the RF&P and VA Central RRs are doing good work
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; G. W. Alexander has issued an order that no "young misses" be allowed in the hospitals
Richmond Enquirer 7/9/1862; Description of an accident on the connecting tracks of the Central RR up Broad street
Richmond Dispatch 1/5/1863; five inmates of Castle Thunder have gotten sick with small pox, and taken to Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1863; separate small-pox hospital has been opened for negroes at Howard's Grove by the city council
Richmond Dispatch 1/15/1863; freight train accident near Ashland on the RF&P RR
Richmond Dispatch 1/23/1863; captured Yankee railroad engine has been re-gauged and assigned to the Danville RR
Richmond Dispatch 1/28/1863; workmen are tearing up the connecting tracks on Broad street (connecting the RF&P and the Central RRs)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 82 5/18/1864; Carrington asks that the buildings at the old fair grounds be turned over to him for use as a receiving hospital (future Stuart Hospital)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 90 5/25/1864; Surgeon at the old fair grounds is directed to call the hospital "Stuart Hospital"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 103 6/1/1864; tents have been sent to the four large hospitals and will be used as convalescent wards - Gen. Lee desires that all those able to do so be returned to their commands
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 103 6/1/1864; Surgeon of GH#4 is directed to open a new hospital for officers at the alms house, "formerly GH#1."
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 107 6/20/1864; details how Stuart Hospital will be used as a receiving hospital in conjunction with General Hospital #9
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 110 6/6/1864; excess patients at Robertson are to be transferred to Stuart Hospital - Carrington threatens to close Robertson if excess patients are taken again
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 116 6/15/1864; Carrington addresses problems at Stuart Hospital (staff and cooking)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 116 6/15/1864; Carrington revokes the order closing Robertson hospital, with the stipulation that it be under Surg. Garnett's control, not Tompkins'.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 117 6/15/1864; Carrington informs Sally Tompkins about the new order about Robertson Hospital, and regrets that the matter had become personal
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 117 6/15/1864; Carrington tries to get an explanation for the absence of a surgeon at Howard's Grove; Howard's Grove is very short staffed
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 576 6/20/1864; McCaw complains about short staff at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 132 6/27/1864; the washing at Stuart Hospital is to be done at Chimborazo Hospital, which apparently has its own facilities - the purpose of this is, as Carrington says, to dispense with "negro wenches" (laundresses) at the hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 132 6/28/1864; Surgeons at Chimborazo, Winder, Jackson, and Howard's Grove will not turn in any funds in order that they might be transferred to new hospitals or others less fortunate
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 159 7/25/1864; North Carolinians at Chimborazo, Stuart, Jackson and Howard's Grove hospitals are to be sent to General Hospital #24
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 163 7/28/1864; capacities of major hospitals (Stuart, Louisiana, Howard's Grove, Jackson, Winder, Chimborazo) in Richmond are decreased by returning space allotment to 800 cubic feet per patient
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 166 7/29/1864; McCaw is authorized to draw funds to purchase an "additional" ambulance for each division of Chimborazo

Added August 9, 2002

M437, Letters Received by the CSA Secretary of War 7/19/1861; Surg. Peticolas says 3300-4000 men at Camp Lee and asks for additional surgical assistance - Surg. (W. A.?) Carrington has been assigned there and Surg. Gen. recommends A.Y.P. Garnett to the post
M437, Letters Received by the CSA Secretary of War, Roll 101 8/25/1862; notes the establishment of Camp Winder as a military post, but now a guard will be stationed there for the hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1863; Excellent description of General Hospital #22 (Howard's Factory)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 21 2/24/1864; Carrington castigates Surgeon Hancock (Jackson Hospital) for not keeping soldiers from individual states together
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 21 3/10/1864; Carrington addresses the issue of Jackson Hospital having unnecessary delay in burial of the dead
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 21 3/11/1864; Carrington gives attention to the case of Private Van Lew [Elizabeth Van Lew's brother]. It seems that Priv. Van Lew was attempting to be discharged from the service at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 38 3/31/1864; Carrington desires to turn over the Alms House to the city, but no response has come from them
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 38 3/31/1864; Carrington directs McCaw on the closure of divisions at Chimborazo, to open new divisions only when one was filled
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 38 3/31/1864; Carrington skewers Surg. Hancock for blowing off orders regarding closure of divisions at Jackson Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 42 4/9/1864; reply to Surg. Genl. Moore about "changes" at Chimborazo - probably in regards to the closure of divisions
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 68 5/2/1864; Sick and wounded at Chimborazo who will not be ready for duty in 10 days will be sent to other hospitals outside of Richmond
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 68 5/3/1864; Carrington requests Surg. Genl. Moore to consolidate Howard's Grove and the Small Pox Hospital into one
M437, Letters Received by the CSA Secretary of War, Roll 101 6/30/1864; Interesting complaint about malingering and malfeasance at Chimborazo
Thomas McNiven recollections no date; highly dubious account of McNiven's part in the Van Lew spy ring - names prominent Confederates as agents

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