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Added January 22, 2003

Richmond Enquirer 10/21/1861; winter quarters in the vicinity of the reservoir are nearly completed (future Winder Hospital)
Richmond Enquirer 11/12/1861; quarterly statistics of the Shockoe Cemetery - 99 POWs buried there
Richmond Enquirer 11/18/1861; great description of the prison system in Richmond with list of employees (included Wirz and Higginbotham). Notes that over 2000 POWs now in Richmond
Richmond Enquirer 11/21/1861; sentinel at unnamed prison charged and acquitted of shooting at the prisoners
Richmond Enquirer 11/21/1861; sentinel at "Confederate Prison No. 2" accidentally shot two prisoners, one mortally. Mentions that he was on a hill behind the prison when his musket accidentally discharged. Mayor finds that the incident was an accident
Richmond Enquirer 11/23/1861; a baker is wanted at the General Hospital (GH#1)
Richmond Enquirer 12/10/1861; 3 officers and one VMI cadet are ordered from the Camp of Instruction to duty in the prisons (includes T. P. Turner and Geo. Emack)
Richmond Enquirer 12/14/1861; new hospital opened at Mayo's factory, corner of 25th and Cary street
Richmond Enquirer 12/18/1861; Capt. Ricketts and his wife are to be sent North - notes that while in Richmond they were visited by Pres. Davis and others
Richmond Sentinel 8/4/1863; notes that the grounds of the Hermitage Fair Grounds (Camp Lee) have been negatively impacted by the usages of war
Richmond Sentinel 8/5/1863; the Winder building, on 10th between Broad and Capitol streets, is nearly completed; declares it better than the stables that formerly occupied the site
Richmond Sentinel 8/14/1863; advocates a fence be built around the canal basin - notes that several people drowned there in the past year after stumbling into the basin
Richmond Sentinel 8/15/1863; man dies suddenly at the Libby Prison hospital and interred in Oakwood Cemetery
Richmond Sentinel 8/19/1863; officer at Drewry's Bluff is court-martialled for being AWOL, and confined to camp
Richmond Sentinel 8/27/1863; Gen. R. E. Lee is in town for a short visit
Richmond Sentinel 9/16/1863; patient at Howard's Grove Hospital arrested for being "drunk and disorderly in the street"
Richmond Sentinel 9/17/1863; 50 soldiers wounded at Brandy Station arrive at Seabrook's Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 9/19/1863; Mary C. Van Lew (related to E. L. Van Lew?) arrested and fined for letting her slave go at large
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9) admission procedure and general description
Richmond Sentinel 10/1/1863; inmates are attempting to tunnel out of Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/1/1863; Gen. Winder attempts to impress the tobacco factory of Jas. H. Grant at Franklin and 19th for a slave hospital, but Grant gets an injunction to keep his property and succeeds in blocking Winder's attempt
Richmond Sentinel 10/5/1863; guard at Castle Thunder shoots three other members of the City Battalion in a fight. Mentions a parade ground near Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; two slaves whipped for stealing things at General Hospital No. 4
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; 850 Belle Isle prisoners to be sent off today
Richmond Sentinel 10/17/1863; Seabrook's warehouse to be used for a wayside hospital for soldiers on furlough
Richmond Sentinel 10/28/1863; a Confederate deserter tries to escape from General Hospital #13 by means of climbing down a bed sheet rope out the window - falls and receives a concussion, and returned to confinement

Added January 12, 2003

Richmond Sentinel 5/1/1863; St. Charles Hotel has been taken by the Georgia Hospital and Relief Association
Richmond Sentinel 5/6/1863; prisoners arrive at Castle Thunder and Libby Prison; 554 prisoner sent by flag of truce to City Point; Libby now has very few inmates "except political prisoners"
Richmond Sentinel 5/6/1863; more riot cases, including Dr. Thos. Palmer
Richmond Sentinel 5/9/1863; Gen. Hays and others arrive at Libby prison, which has been white-washed and cleaned to accommodate them
Richmond Sentinel 5/9/1863; more riot cases - Thomas Palmer discharged
Richmond Sentinel 5/11/1863; huge arrival of Yankee prisoners at Libby - line stretches through the city
Richmond Sentinel 5/13/1863; brief description of Belle Isle, which has the appearance of being "a military camp" with a large number of prisoners now confined there
Richmond Sentinel 5/14/1863; Public guard escorts the remains of General Jackson to the Central Depot for transportation to Lexington
Richmond Sentinel 5/25/1863; Lieut. La Touche escorts 650 prisoners from Libby by flag of truce to City Point. Canadian Castle Thunder prisoner goes with them
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1863; wounded soldier at the Globe Hospital searches for his brothers
Richmond Sentinel 6/4/1863; people are stealing flowers from Hollywood and Shockoe cemeteries
Richmond Sentinel 6/27/1863; cap and gloves that Stonewall Jackson was wearing when he was wounded are in the possession of a patient at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 6/27/1863; Castle Thunder escapee has been recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 6/30/1863; the ironclad Virginia II was launched from the Rocketts shipyard yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 7/16/1863; Lieut. Bufurd, aka Alice Williams, has been released from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 7/17/1863; Mary Jackson, ringleader of the Bread Riot, is to be tried with misdemeanor
Richmond Sentinel 7/20/1863; details on the identification of the mustering officer at Camp Lee
Richmond Sentinel 7/20/1863; a female spy is confined at St. Francis de Sales Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 7/22/1863; an enormous bird is brought to Castle Thunder - wing amputated, still manages to gouge out the eyeballs of one of the Castle Thunder dogs
Richmond Sentinel 7/22/1863; Yankee prisoner in the building opposite Castle Thunder is shot by a sentinel
Richmond Sentinel 7/23/1863; body of Gen. Pettigrew arrives by the RF&P RR and lies in state in the Capitol
Richmond Sentinel 7/28/1863; post office has been removed from the Custom House to the basement of the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Sentinel 7/29/1863; great physical description of Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Sentinel 7/29/1863; Yankee General Neal Dow is to be sent south
Richmond Sentinel 7/30/1863; more Union officers arrive - 512 POW officers are now in Richmond

Added January 11, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 8/1/1861; reflection on the religious nature of the Civil War - declares that the war is a religious war
Richmond Sentinel 3/17/1863; committee appointed to disburse contributions to victims of the Laboratory explosions
Richmond Sentinel 3/21/1863; description of the body of Maj. John Pelham lying in state at the State Capitol - includes letter from J. E. B. Stuart
Richmond Sentinel 3/21/1863; 14-year old girl dies of her wounds from the Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1863; Danville RR cars bring in over 1000 prisoners, some officers named. At present, there are 180 officers in Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1863; J. E. B. Stuart has been in town; Col. Rosser is recuperating in Richmond, and N. G. Evans is here also.
Richmond Sentinel 3/25/1863; two soldiers, charged with shooting two men, have been sent to Castle Thunder to await Court-Martial
Richmond Sentinel 3/26/1863; benefit to be held tonight at the Market Hall for the victims of the Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/30/1863; Capt. Webster, under sentence of death, attempts to escape from Castle Thunder, but sprains his ankle in the jump, and doesn't get far before being recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 4/1/1863; dress parades of the City Battalion and Smith's Armory Band are attracting ladies to Capitol Square every night
Richmond Sentinel 4/7/1863; deserter from the 54VA shot and killed while trying to escape from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/7/1863; details on the case of Dr. Palmer, arrested for defying the Governor and the Mayor, during the Bread Riot.
Richmond Sentinel 4/9/1863; City Battalion is to be increased in size, and parades nightly on Capitol Square, to the delight of the ladies
Richmond Sentinel 4/9/1863; General Elzey holds a review of troops in Richmond in "Rocketts old field"
Richmond Sentinel 4/10/1863; St. Charles Hotel sold for $79,600 - still being used as a hospital (GH#8)
Richmond Sentinel 4/11/1863; details of the execution of Captain Webster, a Castle Thunder prisoner, at Camp Lee
Richmond Sentinel 4/13/1863; body of a Laboratory explosion victim found in the "race leading to Haxall’s mills." Notes that 50 deaths have thus far resulted from the explosion
Richmond Sentinel 4/14/1863; two men arrested during the Bread Riot are charged with felonies - speculation over whether City is liable for damage done during the riot
Richmond Sentinel 4/15/1863; two prisoners escaped from the City Jail; five men escaped from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/15/1863; another female rioter sent on, charged with a felony
Richmond Sentinel 4/16/1863; 3 people (including Mary Jackson) remanded to be tried for felonies for their roles in the Bread Riot - 1 man acquitted of the same
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1863; the Washington Statue in Capitol Square has been adopted as the official seal of the Confederacy
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1863; another Bread Rioter sent on for felony
Richmond Sentinel 4/20/1863; workman at the Confederate Arsenal severely injured by getting caught in a turning lathe
Richmond Sentinel 4/22/1863; the Clay statue in Capitol Square has been mutilated by young boys - two fingers missing
Richmond Sentinel 4/24/1863; Mary Jackson and Mary Johnson, Bread Rioters, seek bail
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; two men of the City Battalion have their heads shaved and drummed out of camp for accepting a bribe from a prisoner which allowed him to escape - sent to Camp Lee as conscripts
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; Eighth Street bridge over the canal has been rebuilt after its collapse during transfer of prisoners
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; two more rioters charged with felonies

Added January 10, 2003

Richmond Sentinel 3/11/1863; "Richmond will be thus well prepared with means to prevent destructive conflagrations" with the new fire engine donated to the city by various insurance companies
Richmond Sentinel 3/14/1863; Colonel Quantrell is in Richmond, and staying at the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Sentinel 3/16/1863; description and details of the Brown's Island Confederate Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/17/1863; no more deaths from the laboratory explosion - donations for their relief have been pouring in
Richmond Sentinel 3/18/1863; Mary Ryan, who caused the explosion at the Confederate Laboratory, has died of her wounds
Richmond Sentinel 3/16/1863; description and details of the Brown's Island Confederate Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/17/1863; no more deaths from the laboratory explosion - donations for their relief have been pouring in
Richmond Sentinel 3/18/1863; Mary Ryan, who caused the explosion at the Confederate Laboratory, has died of her wounds
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1863; another man dies of his wounds after the Confederate Laboratory disaster
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1863; body of John Pelham has been brought to the Capitol to lie in state - the body of Major Puller (ancestor to the famous USMC General "Chesty" Puller) has passed through Richmond on the York River Railroad
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1863; another man dies of his wounds after the Confederate Laboratory disaster

Added January 9, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 11/7/1861; CS Armory very active now
Richmond Dispatch 11/8/1861; 2 guards (civilians) at Louisiana Hospital fight - one kills the other
Richmond Dispatch 11/8/1861; card noting that Wm. A. Carrington has his (private) office on Main street
Richmond Dispatch 11/8/1861; description of the improvements made to the Senate chamber preparatory to the arrival of the Confederate Senate - VA State Senate are relocated upstairs
Richmond Dispatch 11/8/1861; Georgia Hospital, 21st street, advertises for servants
Richmond Dispatch 11/9/1861; More on Louisiana Hospital shooting - an accident, they decide
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; excellent description of "the city of Chimborazo" - describes the buildings as winter quarters, not a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; Update on Louisiana Hosp. shooting case
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; 18GA & 3GA Bn returned to Rd on Nov. 8 - Bethel Regt. "now occupies quarters on Hospital Hill"
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; slave of James Royster whipped for stealing coffee from Ga. Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 11/12/1861; statistics of burials in Shockoe cemetery during the last quarter, including 97 Union POWs
Richmond Dispatch 11/12/1861; Adv. from Libby & Son for new sales items - tar, turpentine, etc
Richmond Dispatch 11/13/1861; rent notice by Geo. S. Palmer, for 2 warehouses fronting on Cary & Dock Sts
Richmond Dispatch 11/14/1861; rent notice for Libby & Son's warehouse
Richmond Dispatch 11/15/1861; colored female nurse needed at the 2nd Alabama Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 11/18/1861; Camp Dimmock is “beyond the reservoir”
Richmond Dispatch 11/19/1861; 18GA left the city today
Richmond Dispatch 11/21/1861; 2 CS soldier guards in trouble for shooting at POWs – one fatality, the other a miss. Names given, prison not ID'ed
Richmond Dispatch 11/22/1861; G. L. Gates, steward at Chimborazo #2, adv. for one male cook
Richmond Dispatch 11/22/1861; Camp Dimmock beyond Old Fair Grounds, near trotting track
Richmond Dispatch 11/22/1861; Dr. McCabe, post Chaplain, overwhelmed with work
Richmond Dispatch 11/23/1861; Summary of artillery review at Camp Dimmock
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1861; Short note to 4 little girls from G. Washington Alexander, thanking them on behalf of Zarvona Zouaves
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1861; death notice for Lt. A. B. Bird, H5TX, died Robertson Hosp – funeral from St. Paul’s Chapel, 5th St. near Armory
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1861; Adv. for nurses at Byrd Island Hosp. – one white male & 3 or 4 servants
Richmond Dispatch 11/29/1861; C. B. Gibson at G. H. #1 wants to hire 9 male nurses
Richmond Dispatch 11/30/1861; Fire at shed behind Dibrell’s Warehouse, Cary St. below 21st. Yankee POWs in adjacent county jail maybe started it
Richmond Dispatch 11/30/1861; 31 POWs arrive – now a total of 1483 in town – names 4 POWs who died 11/29
Richmond Dispatch 12/3/1861; Slave of Pleasant’s & Frayser whipped for stealing bed from 2nd Georgia Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 12/4/1861; more details on the new Senate chamber for the State Senate
Richmond Dispatch 12/4/1861; Adv. for employees at Byrd Island Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 12/5/1861; Dr. Higginbotham given a hand-made pipe by a grateful POW patient
Richmond Dispatch 12/6/1861; G. S. McNeal, Steward 2nd Alabama Hospital adv. for lost overcoat
Richmond Dispatch 12/7/1861; excellent directory of churches in Richmond, pastors, and times of worship
Richmond Dispatch 12/7/1861; death notice for 13 month old son of Charles H. Winston
Richmond Dispatch 12/7/1861; 2 negro washerwomen needed at 2nd Ala Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 12/11/1861; Adv from Libby & Son for recently received goods – selling tar, turpentine, etc.
Richmond Dispatch 12/12/1861; duel takes place at the Broad Rock Race Course
Richmond Dispatch 12/13/1861; Capt. B. G. Baldwin commanding Richmond Arsenal is selling a horse
Richmond Dispatch 12/14/1861; Public Guard displaced from State Armory
Richmond Dispatch 12/17/1861; Marylanders looking to rent building for hospital use
Richmond Dispatch 12/18/1861; Notes on prisoners of war - notes that Capt. Ricketts and his wife will be released today
Richmond Dispatch 12/19/1861; Residents of Union & Church Hills to meet at Co. G armory for local defense
Richmond Dispatch 12/19/1861; Nice sales notice for Atkinson’s Factory, north side of Main betw. 26 & 27
Richmond Dispatch 12/21/1861; 12lb Howitzer just cast at Tredegar sent to Turner Ashby
Richmond Dispatch 12/24/1861; Dr. Dandridge, at the Byrd Island Hospital, is looking for two substitutes
Richmond Dispatch 12/25/1861; Kent, Paine & Co. warehouse for rent
Richmond Dispatch 12/27/1861; Attempt to escape from City Jail foiled
Richmond Dispatch 12/27/1861; Tredegar Battalion to have full dress uniform drill
Richmond Dispatch 12/27/1861; Slave of T. & S. Hardgrove punished for providing whiskey to POWs
Richmond Dispatch 12/28/1861; Tredegar Battalion looked good on parade
Richmond Dispatch 12/30/1861; update on Yankee POWs - much cheerfulness among the prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 12/31/1861; Thos. B. Rees, Main between 9 & 10 wants to hire cook for small family

Added January 7, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; Enormous description of arrival of POWs at VA Central depot. Sent to Mayo's Factory, corner 25th and Cary. Much on 18th & 19th GA as guards. Wm. Harris, future author, is among the prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; Good paragraph on 18th GA, camped at Bloody Run, Guarding POWs
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; fire brigade parades and tests their new engine on the south side of the canal basin
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; slaves of John Greanor and John Minor Botts are acquitted of stealing from a sick soldier
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; "Extraordinary Freak" - man in drag appears on Main street
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; 1NC Cavalry parades through Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1861; 18GA & 3GA Bn left 10/25 for N.C.
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1861; New hospital is established on Clay street, between Fifth and Sixth under Mrs. Phillip Mayo
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1861; Taylor's factory near corner of 25th & Cary, taken by the Government for a prison
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1861; Adv. for nurses needed at Warwick Hosp., south side of Broad betw. 23rd & 24th Sts.
Richmond Dispatch 10/30/1861; runaway slave ad., Bellevue Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 11/1/1861; Entrenchers near Blakey's Pond find buried cannon & shells
Richmond Dispatch 11/1/1861; Rev. John C. McCabe appointed chaplain of area military posts
Richmond Dispatch 11/1/1861; Gen. Robert E. Lee has returned to the city from western Virginia
Richmond Dispatch 11/2/1861; more details on Rev. Dr. McCabe - came from the 32VA
Richmond Dispatch 11/2/1861; Adv. for cooks to operate Spotswood Hotel kitchen
Richmond Dispatch 11/4/1861; Soldiers guarding prisons are building fires in streets to keep warm
Richmond Dispatch 11/6/1861; Capt. Gibbs in command of the military prisons in Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 11/6/1861; active lumber yard at corner 21st & Dock
Richmond Dispatch 11/6/1861; E. H. Poindexter adv. for runaway slave Riley, "from my plantation, in the lower end of Henrico County." (Malvern Hill)
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; Capt. Jos. Griswold, Provost Marshal of Richmond resigns, and is replaced by Capt. James Brown
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; new Confederate flag will be displayed on the Capitol today

Added January 6, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; Report of G. W. Alexander's MD meeting, Convened at Adam's Bldg, 10th St. betw. Main & Cary. Meeting brought to order by "Capt. Dugan, a fine specimen of a Marylander." Details on GWA
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; flag of truce boat carries away 57 POWs - Charles Bell Gibson and St. George Peachy accompany the departing prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; details on the times of departure at the Petersburg Railroad
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; Congressman Ely presented with a wooden sword in prison
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; flood ruins wharf at Rocketts
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; More than 100 sick arrive for hospitals via the Central railroad
Richmond Dispatch 10/7/1861; Geo. S. Palmer renting out "two large warehouses fronting on Water and Cary streets, between 20th and 21st streets." (later Libby Prison)
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; Geo. Sheridan, Ala. soldier, goes crazy, runs through streets in underwear, leaps to death in canal at "Armory Bridge"
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; Now two Georgia Hospitals in operation, a third in preparation
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; correction of times of departure on the Petersburg Railroad
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; death notice of Mary E. McCaw, daughter of Dr. Wm. R. McCaw (sister to J. B. McCaw?)
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; Tredegar adv. for 4 good mules
Richmond Dispatch 10/9/1861; new Ga. hosp. at Taylor's Factory, 24th & Franklin - not ready but patients arrive anyway, unexpectedly
Richmond Dispatch 10/9/1861; Ad for G. W. Alexander's Zarvona Zouave guerilla
Richmond Dispatch 10/11/1861; Aleck, slave of Dr. Wellford, is nurse at St. Charles Hotel. Arrested for theft.
Richmond Dispatch 10/11/1861; Vice President Alexander Stephens visits Georgia Hospitals daily
Richmond Dispatch 10/12/1861; 18 Ga. Hospital located "near Bloody Run" (Chimborazo)
Richmond Dispatch 10/12/1861; New foundation for Haxall Crenshaw Mill is complete
Richmond Dispatch 10/12/1861; Springfield Hosp. thanks local ladies for delicacies
Richmond Dispatch 10/12/1861; CS Armory seeks pattern makers & smiths
Richmond Dispatch 10/15/1861; J. M. Selkirk at Smith's Factory, 21st St., applies for washerwomen for the Ga. Hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 10/16/1861; 36 WIA prisoners transferred from Alms House to prison. Authorities hope to use Alms House for CSA only
Richmond Dispatch 10/16/1861; Louisiana Hospital needs three good washerwomen
Richmond Dispatch 10/16/1861; N. G. Tumley, Hosp. Steward, adv. for 2 good negro male cooks for Chimborazo.
Richmond Dispatch 10/17/1861; J. H. Greanor's slave George attacks Dr. Wellford's slave Phebe with an axe, in the bottom near the Central depot
Richmond Dispatch 10/18/1861; marriage notice - Mr. Thos. P. Turner marries India N. Wilson, 10/15/61 at Branch's Baptist Church,  Chestfld Co.
Richmond Dispatch 10/18/1861; details on case of axe-wielding slave of Capt. John H. Greanor
Richmond Dispatch 10/18/1861; list of public schools & expenses. Includes Lancastrian School ($600) & Tredegar Free School ($250)
Richmond Dispatch 10/21/1861; description of the celebration of the anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown - Armory Band and Public guard put on festivities in Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 10/21/1861; update on recruiting for Zarvona Zouaves. G. W. Alexander back in town.
Richmond Dispatch 10/22/1861; Tredegar adv. for certain skilled laborers
Richmond Dispatch 10/23/1861; List of contributors to St. Charles Hosp. including $395 from J. R. Anderson & Tredegar Employees
Richmond Dispatch 10/23/1861; short letter of thanks to donors from G. W. Alexander
Richmond Dispatch 10/24/1861; details on the anxiety at the Central depot over the non-arrival of prisoners; too many prisoners in town; Plans afoot to convert a tobacco factory on 25th into a prison
Richmond Dispatch 10/24/1861; Four POWs (named) died 10/23 at Prison hospital
Richmond Dispatch 10/24/1861; Nurse needed at factory, corner 25th and Cary

Added January 5, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 8/24/1861; directors of the Richmond College give the college to Louisiana soldiers for use as a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 9/11/1861; ladies of the First Baptist Church have procured a house on Fourth street beyond Leigh to use as a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 9/26/1861; The State Armory is now at the corner of 7th and Cary streets
Richmond Dispatch 10/1/1861; Officer Winches has been engaged in cleaning up the General Hospital and adding to the comfort of the inmates
Richmond Dispatch 10/1/1861; Junius Archer, proprietor of Bellona Arsenal turns over $568 to St. Charles Hosp. - his proceeds from sale of Columbiad to Govt.
Richmond Dispatch 10/1/1861; Adv. from Libby & Son - warehouse can store 20,000 bushels of wheat or 550 hhd tobacco
Richmond Dispatch 10/2/1861; description of the armament shops on 7th streets
Richmond Dispatch 10/3/1861; Crew & Pemberton advertises their tobacco
Richmond Dispatch 10/3/1861; 230 sick soldiers arrive from Manassas
Richmond Dispatch 10/3/1861; Ad to Marylanders from Adjt. G. W. Alexander, proposing to form the Zarvona Zouaves
Richmond Dispatch 10/4/1861; Mrs. J. Davis & Mrs. Gen. Johnston injured in carriage wreck near Dill's farm. Arm of latter broken
Richmond Dispatch 10/4/1861; 4th Main soldier escaped from Ross' Factory. Captured at Tunstall's Station by Dr. Tazewell Tyler, Mr. Apperson & Wm. W. New
Richmond Dispatch 10/4/1861; Gen. Winder is recruiting a company of exempts for city duty
Richmond Dispatch 10/4/1861; J. W. Pegram adv. for lost horse, Camp Belcher near Fairfield Race Course
Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; excellent description of the fitting up of the Capitol building for use by the Confederate Congress
Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; details on four Yankee prisoners brought to the city
Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; 100 sick soldiers arrive in the city and conveyed to the hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; 100 women wanted to work at the C. S. Laboratory at 7th and Arch streets
Richmond Dispatch 10/5/1861; Pleasants & Frayser adv. for 4 Washerwomen and Men Servants
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 199.5, p. 15 8/28/1862; Wirz notes on the sparse armament for the guard at Libby Prison
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 199.5, p. 15 8/29/1862; Wirz calls for 7 extra guards at Belle Isle
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 199.5, p. 19 9/6/1862; Wirz orders Capt. Montgomery to send in the names of prisoners who die at Belle Isle each morning
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 199.5, p. 19 9/7/1862; Wirz orders Capt. Elliot, of the City Battalion, to send 20 guards to Libby Prison, in order to conduct prisoners to Belle Isle
M437, Reel 87 3/26/1863; letter from Surgeon General Moore arguing against Wm. A. Carrington's assignment as Medical Director
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 7, no page 9/28/1863; Medical Director's Office has been moved to "new government building" at 10th and Broad; wayside hospital has been transferred to the Engineer bureau - henceforth General Hospital #9 will be known as the Receiving and Way Hospital
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 199.5, p. 111 10/15/1863; Jno. McCabe is appointed Chaplain at Libby Prison, in addition to his duties at Hollywood cemetery
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 7, no page 12/4/1863; "Hospitals for prisoners of war are placed on the same footing as other C. S. hospitals in all respects, and will be managed accordingly"

Added January 4, 2003

Richmond Dispatch 8/16/1861; list of donations to the St. Charles Hospital - includes donations from the children at the Lancastrian school, as well as the workers of the C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Dispatch 8/28/1861; inquest on a very tattooed man who died near Seabrook's warehouse
Richmond Dispatch 9/27/1861; catalog for the Richmond Female Institute's next session
Richmond Dispatch 9/27/1861; Roger Martin's school will re-open, after its use as a hospital
Richmond Enquirer 9/2/1862; Miss Clopton's school will re-open on the 1st of October
Richmond Enquirer 10/2/1862; catalog for the Richmond Female Institute - will resume operations after "the temporary occupation of the institute building by the Government"
Richmond Enquirer 10/2/1862; one deserter, confined at Castle Thunder, pardoned from death sentence. His two rap buddies will be hung soon at Camp Lee
Richmond Enquirer 10/11/1862; Kent & Paine Co. will resume operations in its warehouse, which the government has given up as a hospital. It will be thoroughly cleaned before business resumes
Richmond Enquirer 10/16/1862; rosy and verbose description of a visit to the soldier's section of Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Enquirer 10/16/1862; Mrs. A. F. Hopkins acknowledges contributions to Alabama soldiers
Richmond Enquirer 10/17/1862; sunset from Church Hill rivals those in other parts of the world
Richmond Enquirer 10/20/1862; soldier dies after a fall off the porch of the Franklin street guard house
Richmond Enquirer 10/21/1862; man garroted near the Central depot and robbed of his possessions - mention steps leading down into the valley from Broad street
Richmond Enquirer 10/22/1862; information wanted on a Phillips' Legion soldier who left General Hospital #18
Richmond Enquirer 10/23/1862; slave ordered whipped for stealing a bag of flour from Winder Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 10/23/1862; Capt. G. W. Alexander has been ordered to take charge of the Yankee prisoners in the city
Richmond Enquirer 10/23/1862; 64 deserters arrived at Castle Thunder yesterday
Richmond Enquirer 10/25/1862; accident at the Armory - man working on a loaded musket accidentally discharges it and wounds the man next to him
Richmond Enquirer 10/27/1862; description of a "novel" surgical operation at the 3rd Alabama Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 10/28/1862; Mayor refuses to rule on a thief from Castle Thunder
Richmond Enquirer 10/28/1862; notes that the neighborhood of Castle Thunder is a very rowdy one, and that the vagabonds in Richmond could make  a "good-sized regiment"
Richmond Enquirer 10/28/1862; obituary notice for Anne Carter Lee, R. E. Lee's daughter
Richmond Enquirer 10/29/1862; slave ordered twenty-five lashes for stealing beef from Grant Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 10/30/1862; City Battalion and Armory Band parade -discipline of the City Battalion praised
Richmond Enquirer 11/5/1862; soldier tries to escape from Castle Lightning, and seriously injures himself in the process
Richmond Enquirer 11/7/1862; two federal deserters and one prisoner lodged in Libby Prison
Richmond Enquirer 11/8/1862; slave of J. R. Anderson convicted for stealing lumber from the Basin bank - gets fifteen lashes
Richmond Enquirer 11/19/1862; detailed account of bribery and attempted escape at Castle Thunder
Richmond Enquirer 11/26/1862; excellent description of the Confederate stables, located on Capitol and 10th streets
Richmond Enquirer 11/27/1862; description of the punishment of "bucking" at Castle Thunder
Richmond Enquirer 12/2/1862; Col. Gilham has produced a new ink, which is sold by West & Johnson's
Richmond Enquirer 12/10/1862; Castle Thunder will be a general depot for all deserters and State prisoners in the Confederacy
Richmond Enquirer 12/11/1862; slave employed at Chimborazo, found drunk in the city, runs from the police, and ordered 25 lashes
Richmond Enquirer 12/11/1862; Scully and Lewis, confined at Castle Thunder as spies, are to be released and sent North
Richmond Enquirer 12/13/1862; sentinel at Camp Lee freezes to death; chaplain seeks blankets for the men
Richmond Enquirer 12/13/1862; escape attempt from Castle Thunder - perpetrators were in "Cell No. 1, first floor, north side."
Richmond Enquirer 12/13/1862; Joseph R. Anderson buys a farm in Goochland County for $112,000
Richmond Enquirer 12/15/1862; Surgeon Coffin, at the Receiving Hospital, advertises to find the name of a man who arrived at the hospital deceased
Richmond Enquirer 12/16/1862; Col. Norris Montgomery has resigned his commission in the Deas Artillery
Richmond Enquirer 12/18/1862; details on four new arrivals at Castle Thunder
Richmond Enquirer 12/18/1862; man who had escaped from Castle Thunder twice before is recaptured in Rocketts
Richmond Enquirer 12/18/1862; George W. Hitchcock, Assistant quartermaster at "Libby and other prisons" dies of small pox at Howard's Grove. A North Carolinian also died at Castle Thunder of pneumonia
Richmond Enquirer 12/18/1862; up to yesterday, 299 prisoners had arrived from the Rappahannock. Yesterday, 460 more arrive
Richmond Enquirer 12/20/1862; man dies in Castle Thunder of "camp disease"
Richmond Enquirer 12/24/1862; G. W. Alexander returns to his post at Castle Thunder after some time at Fredericksburg with the Letcher Artillery
Richmond Enquirer 12/24/1862; 180 prisoners brought to Libby - they were the guard of a wagon train captured by Hampton near Dumfries
Richmond Enquirer 12/29/1862; a plot by 150 prisoners in Castle Thunder to assassinate the guard and escape is thwarted, and the ring-leader is placed in irons and fed bread and water
Richmond Enquirer 12/31/1862; excellent account of the Christmas dinner at Div. 1, Winder Hospital sponsored by the matron, Mrs. Mason. Also notes the kind treatment of patients by the matrons at the Banner Hospital. Praises the hospital bill and its provisions for matrons
Richmond Enquirer 12/31/1862; of the 200 wounded prisoners in the Libby hospital, only 25 have died
Richmond Enquirer 12/31/1862; all but the ringleaders of the Castle Thunder "mutiny" have been released and sent back to camp
National Tribune 2/28/1901; description of a visit to Richmond, mentions Bird Island, Belle Isle (mentions that many soldiers still buried there), and the White House of the Confederacy

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Richmond Enquirer 9/8/1862; hilarious account of a man who believes he is the devil and a negro who exploited him
Richmond Enquirer 9/10/1862; slave of James H. Grant breaks into the house of a slave of William Greanor
Richmond Enquirer 9/12/1862; a "considerable traffic" is going on with federal prisoners for United States currency
Richmond Enquirer 9/17/1862; blacksmiths and strikers needed at the Confederate Armory, foot of 5th street
Richmond Enquirer 9/22/1862; three deserters, confined at Castle Thunder, to be shot at Camp Lee
Richmond Enquirer 9/24/1862; remains of General Starke, killed at Sharpsburg, arrives at the Central depot, and escorted to the Capitol where they were laid in state
Richmond Enquirer 9/24/1862; dairy for the use of the Richmond hospitals is proposed - carload of cows to arrive on the Central road
Richmond Enquirer 9/25/1862; young man rips off patients at General Hospital #7
Richmond Enquirer 9/26/1862; Editorial paragraph praising the Hospital Bill. Notes the surgeons are not to blame, but rather the poor system.
Richmond Enquirer 9/26/1862; excellent description of the Senate debate on the hospital bill. Praises Clopton, St. Francis de Sales, Louisiana Hospital, and Winder Hospital. Gives some statistics not available elsewhere. Generally praises hospitals run by women
Richmond Enquirer 9/29/1862; man charged with operating a "disorderly house" near Dr. Higginbotham's Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 9/29/1862; dead infant found in the canal between Haxall's Mill and the Danville Depot

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Capitol Building


Richmond Enquirer 7/3/1862; wounded Confederates have temporarily been placed in the store of Angus & Byerly at the Old Market
Richmond Enquirer 7/5/1862; man drowns in the canal near Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Enquirer 7/9/1862; accident at Thomas' factory - wagoner blows his fingers off while off-loading muskets picked up on the battlefield.
Richmond Enquirer 7/11/1862; call for attention to Chimborazo hospital - notes that it has many patients, but its remoteness causes it to be overlooked to those looking to help or contribute. Notes also the need to keep the buildings clean
Richmond Enquirer 7/12/1862; paragraph on the name "Cold Harbor" - states that it is properly called "Coal Harbor"
Richmond Enquirer 7/14/1862; notes that the prison on Franklin street (probably Grant's Factory) is near a candle factory, and that both of these things are poorly placed within a residential neighborhood - argues that prisons should be in a less populated areas
Richmond Enquirer 7/14/1862; number now registered at the Libby Prison exceeds 6000
Richmond Enquirer 7/15/1862; good description of the prison on Belle Isle - notes that the prisoners are "seeing a good time" and spend their hours in leisure and play
Richmond Enquirer 7/15/1862; many letters have been received complaining of conditions in the hospitals - call for reform
Richmond Enquirer 7/16/1862; call for improvements in memorialization at Oakwood Cemetery
Richmond Enquirer 7/16/1862; inside of Capitol building in festooned with captured United States flags
Richmond Enquirer 7/19/1862; 8000 (probably 9000) prisoners are in Richmond - 3000 at Libby, 5000 at Belle Isle
Richmond Enquirer 7/19/1862; mortality among wounded prisoners is very great - 20 died at the York River RR depot
Richmond Enquirer 7/19/1862; free negro steals sheets and pillow-slips from Winder Hospital, and gets fifteen lashes
Richmond Enquirer 7/21/1862; slave steals a pocket-book at the Baptist Female Institute and sent to prison
Richmond Enquirer 8/2/1862; the hospitals on Main street are now mostly closed, with the patients sent elsewhere
Richmond Enquirer 8/2/1862; tar burning is now used to disinfect the hospitals
Richmond Enquirer 8/2/1862; blacksmiths and strikers needed at the Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Enquirer 8/4/1862; officer escapes from the Officer's Prison on 18th Street - details on the layout of the prison
Richmond Enquirer 8/4/1862; canal basin was drained to prevent stagnation of water - many animal corpses found at the bottom
Richmond Enquirer 8/5/1862; Yankee officers moved from the prison on 18th street to the Libby Prison
Richmond Enquirer 8/5/1862; federal officer who escaped from prison recaptured, lists those arrested for abetting the escape
Richmond Enquirer 8/6/1862; fatal accident at the C. S. Laboratory on Brown's Island - explosion of fulminating powder
Richmond Enquirer 8/6/1862; Great description of the Military District of Richmond - gives details on Winder's office, Castle Godwin, Castle "Grizzly" (Griswold) at the corner of 6th and Cary street
Richmond Enquirer 8/8/1862; correction regarding the city of origin of the man recently killed at the C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Enquirer 8/11/1862; excellent description of the Howard Hospital (GH#22)
Richmond Enquirer 8/11/1862; man and woman charged with stealing $400 worth of supplies from Winder Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 8/25/1862; Louisiana Zouave, evading police, jumps out of a window of the Columbian hotel, fractures his skull, taken to Baskerville Hospital, and later dies
Richmond Enquirer 8/25/1862; slave given fifteen lashes for stealing surgical instruments from Dr. C. B. Gibson
Richmond Enquirer 8/27/1862; great description of the Engineer Bureau Hospital on the corner of 18th and Cary street (used for laborers on the fortifications)

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