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Added February 22, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1864; escape from Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 5/7/1864; 78 prisoners at Castle Thunder sent to Salisbury, NC
Richmond Dispatch 5/17/1864; foreigners who refuse to do military duty are confined in Castle Thunder

Added February 21, 2000

Richmond Whig 1/19/1863; Library wanted for the Texas Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1863; patient at Winder Hospital detained at Castle Thunder with no charge and eventually released
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1864; owners of slaves working at GH#9 may call for their payments
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1863; 11 prisoners arrive at Libby; 200 officers confined there

Added February 14, 2000

"Draft of Richmond & James River - Taken by a Paroled Prisoner." (National Archives, Record Group 77, Map G 156)

Richmond Dispatch 1/15/1862; burial statistics at Oakwood cemetery; 540 soldiers buried there so far
Richmond Whig 3/10/1862; Castle Godwin mentioned
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1862; Franklin Stearns has been released from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; Oakwood cemetery is the burial spot for "most, if not all" of the dead from Richmond hospitals; appeal to hold corpses several days before burial
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; 100 free negroes needed as nurses at Winder Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; owners of the YMCA hospital, established "next to Crawford's old saloon" complain about "resort for lewd females" across the street
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; supplies needed at Camp Winder
Richmond Dispatch 5/18/1862; Chimborazo needs bandages
Richmond Dispatch 9/24/1862; 360 federal prisoners in Libby Prison; more arriving 
Richmond Dispatch 9/24/1862; soldier dies in Castle Thunder and buried in Oakwood cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1862; Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9) being winterized
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1862; escape attempt at Castle Thunder; notes on those admitted
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1862; freak cannon accident at the Tredegar Iron Works - the city pump-house is accidentally shot
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1862; 8 Yankees arrive at Libby Prison from Suffolk
Richmond Whig 12/27/1862; Castle Thunder described briefly
Richmond Whig 12/29/1862; Tredegar employee murders neighbor
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1863; smallpox hospital for negroes opened at Howard's Grove
Richmond Whig 1/13/1863; Small Pox hospital opened for negroes at Howard's Grove.
Richmond Dispatch 4/10/1863; St. Charles Hotel (GH#8) sold
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1863; St. Charles Hotel (GH#8) rented to Ga. Hosp. & Relief Association
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1863; between two and three thousand Yankee prisoners arrive and quartered at Crew's factory
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1863; Castle Thunder admittees; 1300 Yankees arrived at Libby yesterday - if this rate keeps up, Belle Isle will be re-opened
Richmond Sentinel 7/27/1863; Female spy at St. Francis de Sales
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1863; sick & disabled on furlough may stay at Wayside hospital (GH#12)
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1863; laundresses at General Hospital #13 convicted of stealing linens
Richmond Dispatch 5/17/1864; nurses needed for Receiving (GH#9), Howard's Grove, Winder, & Jackson hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1864; attempted escape from "Palmer's building, opposite Castle Thunder"
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1864; detail of operation by a surgeon at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 8/9/1864; NC sends $15,000 for NC soldiers at Winder
Richmond Dispatch 8/10/1864; wounded negroes from Burnside's Corps sent to Castle Thunder
Richmond Whig 11/14/1864; employees of Tredegar Iron Works jailed for desertion
Richmond Dispatch 3/23/1865; negroes employed at Winder & Jackson join the army

Added February 9, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 12/10/1861; new hospitals at factories of Grant (GH#12) and Roysters (GH#20)
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1862; surgeon-in-charge of 3rd Georgia Hospital named
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1862; call for contributions to Bacon & Baskerville hospital (GH#7)
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Maryland officer dies in the Libby Prison hospital
Richmond Examiner 3/2/1864; detective killed at "deserters' prison" opposite Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 3/3/1864; man drowns in canal opposite Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/7/1864; bandages needed at GH#4
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1864; 879 wounded have arrived at GH#9
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1864; 113 Yankee prisoners arrive; only 29 officers in Libby
Richmond Examiner 5/13/1864; more wounded arriving at GH#9 and Howard's Grove
Richmond Examiner 5/13/1864; 53 Yankees, including 1 officer, arrive at Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/18/1864; sights and sounds at GH#21 (cries & groans of distress)
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1864; 4,419 admitted to GH#9 between 5/6 & 5/20
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1864; 300 prisoners in Castle Thunder, from the "Winder Legion" will be released
Richmond Examiner 5/25/1864; wounded prisoners at GH#21, Ross Factory, & 2nd Alabama
Richmond Examiner 6/3/1864; Stuart Hospital opened yesterday
Richmond Examiner 6/21/1864; more wounded arrive at GH#9
Richmond Examiner 8/4/1864; appeal to move all sick prisoners to Belle Isle
Richmond Examiner 8/4/1864; North Carolina Soldiers' Home is at the old Union hotel; surgeon from GH#24 is in charge of relief assn.
Richmond Examiner 8/4/1864; 53 prisoners at Castle Thunder have been sent to Salisbury, N. C.
Richmond Examiner 10/10/1864; 10,100 received at GH#9 July - Sept.

Added February 7, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 10/16/1861; two of the three warehouses belonging to Geo. Palmer, (soon to be Libby Prison) are for rent
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; Timothy Webster, a Pinkerton agent, has been condemned to be hung as a spy
Richmond Dispatch 4/29/1862; Timothy Webster will be hung today
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; Details of the execution of Timothy Webster at Camp Lee; "Mrs. Webster" still confined in Castle Godwin
Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; Explosion at C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; two Confederate deserters put in Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 7/11/1863; Seabrook's (GH#9) emptied to receive wounded from Gettysburg
Richmond Examiner 7/17/1863; 1500 wounded from Gettysburg distributed to Richmond hospitals from GH#9
Richmond Examiner 7/17/1863; no more visitors will be allowed at Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Examiner 8/6/1863; sick and disabled on furlough to GH#12
Richmond Examiner 8/6/1863; 500 prisoners at Castle Thunder will be released
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Belle Isle has 4 - 5,000 prisoners
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Commandants of Libby and Castle Thunder have been called back for duty, after leave of absence of 15 days
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Few arrivals at Libby prison
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Guard at Libby Prison shoots three fellow guards
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; 8,550 prisoners at Belle Isle
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Guard at Belle Isle put in Castle Thunder for trading with prisoners
Richmond Examiner 1/1/1864; New Year's dinner donations to Camp Lee
Richmond Examiner 3/3/1864; list of wounded received at GH#9
Richmond Examiner 4/23/1864; 40 acre vegetable garden at Jackson Hosp.; now library wanted
Richmond Examiner 5/5/1864; Seabrook's (GH#9) readied for arrival of wounded
Richmond Examiner 5/7/1864; Seabrook's (GH#9) readied for arrival of wounded

Added February 6, 2000

Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; Libby Prison items; gives details of the capture of Brig. Gen. E. H. Stoughton, at Fairfax Court House
Richmond Examiner 4/1/1863; eight prisoners, including six Yankee deserters, are registered at Libby, from Weldon, N. C.
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; Yankee prisoner at "the prison opposite Castle Thunder" is shot by the guard for leaning out the window.
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; A member of the Washington Artillery, a four-time escapee from Castle Thunder has been recaptured and put back in Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; negro soldier discovered on Belle Isle while paroling prisoners
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; 1,006 prisoners paroled from Belle Isle and sent north
Richmond Examiner 7/28/1863; prisoners at Castle Thunder now have access to the "large plaza" attached to it
Richmond Examiner 7/28/1863; 4,300 total prisoners in Richmond; 3,309 at Belle Isle; several thousand paroled recently

Added February 5, 2000

Richmond Examiner 7/25/1862; Yankee prisoners are being paroled, very few remain in Richmond; mortality amongst prisoners is 50%+
Richmond Examiner 7/25/1862; Wm. Carrington, surgeon at GH#10 thanks contributors; says Carrington is also in charge of "temporary hospitals"
Richmond Examiner 7/26/1862; Notice that two men from Winder Hospital have been dispatched to the countryside to purchase subsistence items
Richmond Examiner 7/26/1862; Oakwood cemetery described negatively; men are buried 3 deep
Richmond Examiner 7/26/1862; escapee from Castle Godwin, Lacy, has been re-captured
Richmond Examiner 7/26/1862; Medical Purveyor's office receives a generous donation from employees at the C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Examiner 9/19/1862; Three companies of Marylanders are at Camp Maryland, contiguous to Camp Winder
Richmond Examiner 9/24/1862; Belle Isle, now empty, is being fumigated

Added February 4, 2000

Richmond Examiner 4/1/1863; 815 Yankee prisoners have been paroled from Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 4/3/1863; hospital at Castle Thunder moved to 21st between Main & Cary
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; reaction to a former Libby prisoner's writings
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; buildings of the C. S. Laboratory have been rebuilt
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; Castle Thunder items
Richmond Examiner 4/18/1863; Two artillerists, including a man from Battery #2, who escaped from Castle Thunder have been recaptured
Richmond Examiner 5/14/1863; prisoners at Libby and Belle Isle are being paroled
Richmond Examiner 5/15/1863; GH#22 in excellent order
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; care of patients at Louisiana Hospital
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; escape attempt at Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; 764 Yankee prisoners in Richmond, including 250 officers
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; large, new Confederate flag is being flown over Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; ruined wall at Tredegar falls down, injuring several
Richmond Examiner 6/13/1863; fire at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Examiner 6/13/1863; 50 Yankees arrive at Libby Prison hospital, including Capt. Wm. Sawyer

Added February 3, 2000

Hospital Index - including names of all hospitals and other names for major General Hospitals

Added February 2, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; Good description of Mason's Hall Hospital (GH#26)
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; 100 women needed to work at the C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Dispatch 10/17/1861; Cooks needed at Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1861; Taylor's Factory has been taken as a prison

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