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Added November 27, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; lengthy (and graphic) account of an explosion near Thomas' Factory and the State Armory which killed local chemist Joseph Laidley
Richmond Dispatch 7/22/1861; wounded Kentuckian is taken to the hospital at the "new Alms House" (future GH#1)
Richmond Dispatch 7/22/1861; 56 prisoners arrived yesterday and were taken to the prison depot on Main street
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; 631 prisoners arrive from Manassas and are taken to the prison depot - six hundred more are expected soon
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; "Gen." (President) Davis gives an inspirational speech from the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; Dr. George R. C. Todd, the brother-in-law of Abraham Lincoln, was acquitted of disloyalty
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; Runaway slave from the Tredegar Iron Works
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; many sick and wounded are arriving in Richmond and put in private homes for treatment - notes that they suffer "like heroes"; Committee for their reception is constantly at work
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; wounded POWs of Ellsworth's Zouaves are taken to the Alms House for treatment - expresses belief that these men are a very "hard set," and "villains of a low degree," and don't deserve any kindness
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 7/27/1861; brief description of the hospital at Mason Hall Church; also description of the "Springfield Temperance" hospital (future GH#26), in the same neighborhood; notes they are both filling up
Richmond Dispatch 7/27/1861; ten wounded soldiers taken to the alms house hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/27/1861; G. D. Harwood's (future GH#22) warehouse is currently being used as a prison
Richmond Dispatch 7/29/1861; letter describing poor medical treatment at Camp Lee, and praise of the treatment provided by the Richmond ladies

Added November 26, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1861; huge flagpole will be raised above the Custom House
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1861; 18th street, between Grace and Franklin, is being paved with granite
Richmond Dispatch 7/13/1861; description of cartridge making in Thomas' factory, and refutation of the claim that care is not taken there
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1861; brief description of "the hospital on 26th street;" probably Ross' factory
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1861; description of the wild reaction in Richmond when "live Yankees" pass through the town
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; the Bloody Run Guard will meet at Company G hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; 15 recruits needed for the Hampden Artillery at Camp Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; brief description of the "Temperance Hall Hospital"; probably Springfield Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; belief expressed that there will be a large number of prisoners arriving soon; 21 brought in yesterday
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; belief expressed that John H. Winder will be appointed commander of the 6th South Carolina Regiment
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; Sergeant from the Richmond Zouaves returns to Richmond to fill up their ranks. They are commanded by a graduate of VMI

Added November 1, 2001

Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; description of the commencement exercises at the Richmond Female Institute (future GH#4)
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; company of Texas Rangers are camped at Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; member of the Tredegar Battalion is wounded by a bursting gun
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; flowery description of Hollywood Cemetery; should be "ornament of the city."
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; horse strays from the camp of The Washington Artillery, camped "near Howard's Grove"
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; ad for Rees' photographic gallery
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; two POWs arrive and are taken to the prison depot (Ligon's prison)
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; Edmund Ruffin and others are staying at the Exchange Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; Ellis' Battalion is meeting at Temperance Hall (future GH#26) on Church Hill
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; description of fire at the Virginia State Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; more on the wounding of a member of the Tredegar Battalion by a bursting gun
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; description of the role of the Garde Lafayette in putting out the fire at the Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Maryland Volunteers will be presented with a new flag at Camp Lee; mentions J. H. Winder presiding over the ceremonies
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Dr. Ryland, of Richmond College (future Louisiana Hospital), is publishing and working on behalf of the volunteers in the city
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard will meet at Company G hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Wood Turners and Pattern Makers are needed at the Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Artillery Drivers needed for the Washington Artillery at "Camp Beauregard, near Howard's Grove"
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; statistics of tobacco warehouses in Richmond, including Seabrook's (future GH#9)
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; damage from fire at Penitentiary less than feared
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Public guard makes its annual 4th of July parade on Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Tredegar Battalion (numbering 360) parades through the streets
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Thomas Artillery stationed at "Camp Chimborazo," fired July 4 salute.
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; George Watt finds a little negro girl "near the new fair grounds"
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; description of target practice by the Tredegar Battalion after their parade
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; Gov. Letcher appoints VMI officers to the Provisional Army of Virginia
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; officers for the Maryland Zouaves are elected; G. W. Alexander is 1st Lieutenant (later Castle Thunder commandant)
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; City Railroad is not running because of lack of cars
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; word of caution about conditions at the cartridge making facility at Thomas's Factory
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; damage at Penitentiary is less than earlier supposed
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; West & Johnston's has published 10,000 copies of Gilham's manual
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; Washington Artillery has left Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; J. B. McCaw is "Consulting Physician" for the Virginia Life Insurance Company
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; military school has been set up at UVA - commanded by VMI graduate
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; notes on one of the speeches at the commencement at the Richmond Female Institute
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; ad from Co. A,  Tredegar Battalion expressing thanks to various persons

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