From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/24/1861 , p. 2

Arrival of the Cars, &c. - The very painful anxiety which exists in the public mind in regard to the persons slain in Sunday’s battle was abundantly shown by the assemblage of several thousands of our citizens of both sexes at the Central Depot yesterday evening, who listened with eager interest to the meagre reports given in by arriving participants in the great fray. In a few days, we trust the anxiety of all as to the extent and bearing on each of the contest as it effects friends or relatives, will be gratified by the arrival of full particulars.

Gen. Davis, who arrived, was received with demonstrations which indicated unaffected delight on the part of all his fellow-citizens at seeing him “safe and sound.” The crowd despite the sombre nature of certain surroundings about the depot, could not be content unless his Excellency made a few remarks to them, which he did much to the gratification of all. In response to the plaudits which greeted him on every hand, he bowed his thanks repeatedly as the carriage drove away.

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