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Added July 11, 2008
Gregg’s body arrived 12/15 – placed in Provost Marshal’s office. City
Battalion & Public Guard, with full band, escorted it to R&P RR depot 12/16
afternoon. Route of parade given. No Hollywood.
wounded men laying around untended at RF&P RR depot
Habeas Corpus case for 3 men confined in Castle Lightning
Yankee captain named A. C. Webster, WVa unit, put in Castle Thunder, on
12/17 for murder of CS prisoner in western VA
POWs arrive since Fredericksburg
POWs arrive for Libby on 12/17
W. Hitchcock, 18th Miss. & ACS at Libby & city prisons, died 12/17 at
Howard’s Grove, of smallpox
list of new Castle Thunder inmates
vacant lots for sale, north side of Marshall near 23 rd. Owned by
Mrs. Eliza. L. Van Lew
organist needed at St. John’s Church
12/18/1862; J. B.
Jones, War Dept., adv for boarding for lady & three children, near an
adv - odd
woman falls into the canal near Castle Thunder – infant drowns, she put in
POWs at Libby as of 12/18 – list of some recent officer POWs. 200 wounded
POWs at Libby Hospital
renewed runaway slave notice, Luther Libby
Luther Libby adv. for white girl to do maid work
12/20/1862; L. L. Lee
“uneducated orator” to speak at African Church
absentees listed. Battery at #9, Richmond defenses.
Downer adv for two grinders at C. S. Armory. Col. H. W. Clowe is acting
Michael Kearns in Castle Thunder., British subject, but recognized as
deserter from Letcher Artillery
12/20/1862; R. A.
Slaughter, E53Va., died 12/19 at Castle Thunder Hospital, disease
POWs arrive in Richmond, 12/19
Cyrus Bossieux of prison guard still in command at Castle Thunder
deserters arrive at Castle Thunder
Patrick Golding of Richmond into Castle Thunder for disloyalty
enrolling officer’s final day at Old Market Hall
Added July 10, 2008
12/11/1862; 2 of
Tim Webster’s accomplices, Lewis & Scully, sent North
minute description of New Marshall Theatre, 7th & Broad
Mayor’s Court: as usual, many slave items; Mike, negro employed at
Chimborazo, gets 25 lashes (drunk, stealing)
12/11/1862; A. H.
Schultz, daily round trips to Drewry’s Bluff leaves at noon and returns at 3
12/11/1862; C. D.
Rice, Howard’s Grove, adv for 3 cooks and 3 laundresses, all immune to small
12/11/1862; E. W.
Allen adv headboards for soldier graves
of truce exchange expected soon, to include 3 women spies (named) now at
deserters arrive at Castle Thunder, plus 2 of Co. D, 16VA
Luther Libby adv for runaway slave
12/12/1862; C. D.
Rice, Surgeon in charge at Howard’s Grove, orders outpatients to register at
Chimborazo or be AWOL
Carrington, CSA, in charge smallpox hospital, corner 25th & Cary, addresses
city council – valuable details on his Hospital & Howard’s Grove
Mulligan, two-time deserter from D5VaCavy., to be shot at Camp Lee, 12/16
long list of Castle Thunder accessions, giving name, unit, offense. Includes
man sent from GH#20 for bad conduct. 3 females there sent North yesterday
list of new Castle Thunder inmates, units and charges
POW released – ex-officer on the staff of Banks.
WIA arrive at GH#9 night of 12/14
12/16/1862; G. W.
Alexander & 50 men to Fredericksburg to help the wounded
Mulligan, 5VaCav., gets 20 day respite from execution
inmates at Castle Thunder
12/16/1862; T. P.
Turner on leave, so Libby commanded by Lt. Virginius Bossieux; City
Battalion dress parade, Capital Square
12/16/1862; C. S.
Armory employees donate $410 to 2nd Corps destitute. Major Downer, the
Supt., donated $50
of machinery to be sold inside T. & S. Hardgrove’s Factory
steamer Schultz leaves at noon for Drewry’s, return trip at 2:30 - $1 round
12/16/1862; W. B.
Forder, steward at GH#7, adv for 8 nurses, preferably slaves. Also daily
Vannerson adv for “a good ambrotype artist”
W. N. Smith, C. S. Lab., 7th & Arch, adv for 100 girls to “work on
Added July 1, 2008
12/5/1862; enormous list
of court martial results
list of Castle Thunder arrivals
“substantial railing” in place north side of canal, east of 8th
St., both sides of bridge.
12/5/1862; only 2
new POWs at Libby, 12/4
steamer Schultz is now making daily trips to Drewry’s Bluff
12/5/1862; 4 or 5
male nurses wanted at GH#3
to cook wanted at GH#19
houses at Rocketts (Water & Main streets) burn in huge fire. Known as
Tyler’s Row, as Hiram Tyler owned them all
12/8/1862; 3 men
escape from state penitentiary
list of Libby & Castle Thunder POW increases
POWs to Libby on 12/6, 21 more on 12/7
temperance meeting held 12/4 at Springfield Temperance Hall
Council: discusses CSA smallpox hospital, now near corner 25th & Cary; 798
kegs of powder in city magazine; sells settees from Mechanics’ Hall to
Govt., for use of patients at Chimborazo Hospital
of negro man fished out of the canal basin
escaped Libby prisoner arrested for something else & returned to Libby; Kile
Norton, “a South Carolina darkey” employed at Castle Thunder
Castle Thunder accessions include citizen from near Winchester; Henry Hall,
1GA; & also one suspicious civilian
Jackson Triplett, 54NC, died 12/8 at Castle Thunder – typhoid pneumonia;
unnamed sentinel at Camp Lee supposedly froze to death, 12/7
soldiers sent to ANV 12/9 from Castle Thunder
12/10/1862; E. H. Smith at Chimborazo #3 offers
large Dinwiddie farm for rent/lease
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