From the Richmond Examiner, Tuesday, 7/22/1862, p. 2
PRISONERS ON THE ISLAND. - Belle Isle now contains upwards
of 4,700 Yankee prisoners of war, who are sheltered from the sun by excellent
tents, and supplied with all the games of pastime and sport that their
inclinations suggest. Upwards of five hundred more will go over to day. A few
prisoners arrived yesterday. About one thousand wounded remain at the Libby
prison, in the care of the Federal surgeons.