:: Richmond Sentinel ::
Index of selected articles from the Richmond Sentinel during the Civil War.

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 3/17/1863; committee appointed to disburse contributions to victims of the Laboratory explosions
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; 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
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; fatal injuries at Tredegar Iron Works
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; prisoner shot at Castle Thunder
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
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 5/16/1863; fire at Crenshaw Mills and Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 5/18/1863; ladies are stealing flowers from Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Sentinel 5/18/1863; 882 Yankee prisoners arrive; there are now 242 officers in Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 5/19/1863; prisoners try to tunnel out of Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 5/20/1863; more escape attempts at Castle Thunder
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 5/28/1863; Letter from Winder hospital patient praising accommodations
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1863; Rebuke of 5/28 letter by another soldier
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1863; wounded soldier at the Globe Hospital searches for his brothers
Richmond Sentinel 6/3/1863; letter from patient dispelling the notion that Winder Hospital is a "gloomy" place
Richmond Sentinel 6/3/1863; Reference to other Winder complaints
Richmond Sentinel 6/4/1863; people are stealing flowers from Hollywood and Shockoe cemeteries
Richmond Sentinel 6/18/1863; Notice announcing the formation of a Library Association for 1st Division, Winder Hospital, and request for books.
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 7/2/1863; attempted escape from Castle Thunder
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 7/27/1863; Female spy at St. Francis de Sales
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 7/29/1863; prayer meetings at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 7/30/1863; more Union officers arrive - 512 POW officers are now in Richmond
Richmond Sentinel 8/1/1863; building at Chimborazo struck by lightning
Richmond Sentinel 8/8/1863; 100 prisoners arrive at Libby Prison, 65 negroes incarcerated in Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/10/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; price of slaves is more now than it has been in the past
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; General John B. Hood is in the city, recovering from his wound
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; account of a deserter from Drewry's Bluff reporting that the fort garrisons only 90 men
Richmond Sentinel 8/18/1863; J. R. Anderson (Tredegar Iron Works) buys a lot of flour to sell to his workers at cost
Richmond Sentinel 8/21/1863; list of imprisoned slaves at Castle Thunder and Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 8/25/1863; letter from prisoner at Libby
Richmond Sentinel 8/28/1863; another slave list from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 9/12/1863; Castle Thunder praised
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; Virginia Army Agency's list of wounded & transport to Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; description of Libby Prison; says 600-700 officers there
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; details of the execution of Spencer Kellogg (convicted as a spy) at Camp Lee 
Richmond Sentinel 10/3/1863; Gen. Winder wants to move all POWs to from Castle Thunder to the Alms House (GH#1)
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; Wayside Hospital established at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; Wayside Hospital established at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 10/9/1863; Library established at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/12/1863; More on library at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/12/1863; Georgia patients vote for Gov. at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/14/1863; More on library at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; Masonic Lodge has been built at Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; murder at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; 10,500 prisoners at Belle Isle
Richmond Sentinel 10/26/1863; alleged abuses in hospitals
Richmond Sentinel 11/7/1863; fire near Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 11/9/1863; "outbreak" at Belle Isle suppressed
Richmond Sentinel 11/10/1863; case of G. W. Alexander (Castle Thunder) for "defiant contempt of the authority" of the Confederate States District Court, will be heard today
Richmond Sentinel 11/11/1863; details of trial of Commandant G. W. Alexander (Castle Thunder)
Richmond Sentinel 11/14/1863; six Yankee prisoners in Castle Thunder take the oath of allegiance and are released
Richmond Sentinel 11/16/1863; Yankees escape from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 11/21/1863; one of two ice houses in the city is located at Jackson Hospital (capacity 10,000 bushels)
Richmond Sentinel 11/23/1863; surgeons at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 11/24/1863; bake-house, slaughter-house and general store-house are built at the Confederate Laboratory to pay their employees with the output of said buildings
Richmond Sentinel 11/26/1863; brief description of the escape of a Yankee from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 11/28/1863; 16,411 prisoners in Richmond and Belle Isle. 952 of the number are officers.
Richmond Sentinel 12/1/1863; Soldier's Guide (list of hospitals)
Richmond Sentinel 12/2/1863; 510 Yankee prisoners at Barrett's factory
Richmond Sentinel 12/16/1863; man claims he was illegally detained by George W. Alexander, and is released
Richmond Sentinel 12/16/1863; tobacco factory of Lawrence Lottier (later involved with Chimborazo Hospital) burns down
Richmond Sentinel 12/17/1863; walls of the ruined Crenshaw Woolen Mills collapse. Notes that the mill site had recently been purchased by Tredegar
Richmond Sentinel 12/17/1863; Large building under construction blows down at Winder Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 12/18/1863; G. W. Alexander, commandant of Castle Thunder, is arrested for "malpractice in office"
Richmond Sentinel 12/30/1863; does Libby Prison have vermin?
Richmond Sentinel 12/30/1863; Belle Isle prisoners will soon be removed to Andersonville; Belle Isle is quite overcrowded. At Andersonville "no difficulty will be encountered in supplying their wants."
Richmond Sentinel 12/31/1863; Gen. A. P. Hill is now "sojourning" in the city
Richmond Sentinel 1/1/1864; Mary, slave of Dr. F. W. Hancock, attempts to escape
Richmond Sentinel 1/1/1864; large number of prisoners admitted to Libby Prison, who were captured in the West
Richmond Sentinel 1/2/1864; 500 prisoners from "McCurdy's tobacco factory" have been removed to Belle Isle
Richmond Sentinel 1/4/1864; more on Mary, Dr. F. W. Hancock's slave
Richmond Sentinel 1/5/1864; Jas. Clifford stole a lot of beef from Libby Prison, but for lack of witnesses was released
Richmond Sentinel 1/6/1864; Ladies of Union Station Methodist Church furnished New Year's meal at Howard's Grove.
Richmond Sentinel 1/7/1864; guard at "the old U. S. Hotel" is arrested for being drunk and disorderly in the streets
Richmond Sentinel 1/7/1864; George W. Johnson charges that he has been illegally detained by James B. McCaw (Chimborazo Hospital)
Richmond Sentinel 1/13/1864; Texas, Alabama Hospitals, GH#10, GH#11 permanently closed and patients moved to Howard's Grove.
Richmond Sentinel 1/16/1864; 18 yankees escape from building across street from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 1/19/1864; more on George W. Johnson, illegally detained by Dr. McCaw. He was deemed to be exempt and released
Richmond Sentinel 1/20/1864; most of escapees from building across street from Castle Thunder caught
Richmond Sentinel 1/22/1864; an attempt to burn down the White House of the Confederacy was foiled
Richmond Sentinel 1/28/1864; notes that the Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal has been published
Richmond Sentinel 1/23/1864; buildings burned at Winder Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 2/11/1864; Libby Prison escape notice
Richmond Sentinel 2/13/1864; eight more Libby escapees were brought back, making 30 so far recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 2/15/1864; acquittal of Capt. Alexander (Castle Thunder)
Richmond Sentinel 2/15/1864; list of Libby Prison escapees recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 2/15/1864; Long Valentine's Day poem by patient at Chimborazo.
Richmond Sentinel 2/17/1864; five more Libby escapees were brought back (with names)
Richmond Sentinel 2/20/1864; details on status of escaped Yankees from Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 2/20/1864; hospital list; temporary closing of Winder, Howard's Grove, and General Hospital #1
Richmond Sentinel 2/23/1864; more escapees from prison across street from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 2/24/1864; description of the fire and explosion of the Confederate Coffee factory on Cary and 17th
Richmond Sentinel 2/24/1864; 400 Yankee prisoners from Belle Isle are taken to Libby Prison to await transfer to Andersonville
Richmond Sentinel 2/26/1864; prisoners at Libby receive a gratuitous sermon
Richmond Sentinel 3/3/1864; detective mistakenly shot at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 3/3/1864;  Part two of account of the repulse of Dahlgren's Raid. Indicates the Tredegar Battalion was responsible for the repulse. Includes testimony from prisoners at Libby and praise of Maj. T. P. Turner. Part one cannot be found at this time.
Richmond Sentinel 3/4/1864; correction: the Armory Battalion, not the Tredegar Battalion, were responsible for repulsing Dahlgren's raiders
Richmond Sentinel 3/4/1864; 600 prisoners from Libby Prison have been shipped off to Americus, GA (Andersonville)
Richmond Sentinel 3/5/1864; account of the papers found on Col. Dahlgren's body with schedule and orders
Richmond Sentinel 3/5/1864; editorial concerning the Dahlgren raid; advocates like treatment of Lincoln and prisoners
Richmond Sentinel 3/5/1864; 25 more of Dahlgren's raiders have been received at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 3/5/1864; boarding house of John Moncure Daniel (editor of the Examiner) has been burglarized
Richmond Sentinel 3/8/1864; The body of Ulric Dahlgren has been brought to Richmond - indicates that he was not exhibited, though the public clamored for views
Richmond Sentinel 3/9/1864; One of Gen. Winder's detectives (Cashmeyer) has been arrested while passing letters to a Yankee prisoner on a flag of truce boat
Richmond Sentinel 4/9/1864; notes on three new soldiers confined in Castle Thunder with details of their transgressions
Richmond Sentinel 4/11/1864; three slaves and a free negro arrested for stealing blankets from Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 4/12/1864; details on the recent freshet on the James River - all the islands are flooded except Belle Isle
Richmond Sentinel 4/14/1864; prisoner shot by accident at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 4/14/1864; Castle Thunder items
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1864; Semple appointed Surgeon of Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1864; testimony about spies in Libby Prison from escaped officer
Richmond Sentinel 4/20/1864; man charged with petty larceny for receiving stolen linens from Jackson Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 4/21/1864; small explosion occurred in the percussion cap factory on Brown's Island
Richmond Sentinel 4/22/1864; Dr. Mary Walker, captured in the west, arrives in Richmond (in male attire) and conveyed to Castle Thunder, Libby having no female accommodations
Richmond Sentinel 4/22/1864; a deserter confined in the "soldier's home" on 7th and Cary streets (probably the former Castle Lightning) leaps out of a three story window, and escapes. He is recaptured and sent to Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/25/1864; 420 sick Yankees are sent to Libby from Danville, being unable to travel to Andersonville
Richmond Sentinel 4/28/1864; 31 Yankee deserters in Castle Thunder say they want to go back to the North, and are moved to the Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1864; order to clean out hospitals
Richmond Sentinel 5/2/1864; "two or three" yankees escape from Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 5/2/1864; Jefferson Davis's son Joseph is killed in a fall from a balcony of the White House of the Confederacy
Richmond Sentinel 5/2/1864; 380 paroled Confederates arrive at Rocketts - officers are taken to the Officer's Hospital (GH#4) and enlisted men are taken to Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 5/2/1864; Dr. Mary Walker's appearance in Richmond causes quite an excitement - she is taken to Gen. Winder's office, then to Castle Thunder.
Richmond Sentinel 5/5/1864; 12,268 Yankee prisoners in all the CSA; 1,943 are at Libby
Richmond Sentinel 5/7/1864; negro injured at Confederate States Arsenal
Richmond Sentinel 5/7/1864; 1000 Yankee officers at Libby to be sent to Danville
Richmond Sentinel 5/13/1864; Belle Isle described briefly
Richmond Sentinel 5/17/1864; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 5/17/1864; list of 14 officers captured at Drewry's Bluff (including General Heckman) who were brought to Libby yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 5/17/1864; while men are manning the defenses, Howard's Grove, Jackson, Winder, and the Receiving Hospital (Seabrook's) need ladies or servants to serve as nurses
Richmond Sentinel 5/19/1864; over 1100 Yankees captured on the southside had come into Libby as of last night
Richmond Sentinel 5/21/1864; William Carrington advertises for the services of qualified physicians in all the hospitals in Virginia
Richmond Sentinel 5/24/1864; appeal for rags to be sent to Winder Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 5/25/1864; VMI cadets parade at Capitol Square following the Battle of New Market
Richmond Sentinel 5/26/1864; Castle Thunder admittances
Richmond Sentinel 5/28/1864; VMI cadets parade and receive a new stand of colors
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1864; 157 prisoners admitted to Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 6/1/1864; "What is Belle Isle Kept Up For?"
Richmond Sentinel 6/1/1864; 200 prisoners, taken at Atlee's, were brought to Libby yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 6/2/1864; 10 prisoners released from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 6/7/1864; Dog-catchers round up hundreds of stray dogs
Richmond Sentinel 6/4/1864; city was awakened by the sounds of the Battle of Cold Harbor yesterday; gives general description of the battle; estimates at least 10,000 Union casualties and very slight Confederate casualties
Richmond Sentinel 6/7/1864; call for Virginians to take in furloughed patients
Richmond Sentinel 6/7/1864; many patients in hospitals cannot be furloughed because their homes are in Yankee hands; those along the canal are requested to take them.
Richmond Sentinel 6/13/1864; letters and goodies for the Tredegar and Departmental battalions should be left at Mr. Tanner's office (address given)
Richmond Sentinel 6/13/1864; some of Sheridan's captured men arrive via canal packet. "Ten or fifteen" prisoners from Lee's front arrive at Libby.
Richmond Sentinel 6/15/1864; revival is afoot in the City Battalion [25th VA Battn]
Richmond Sentinel 6/15/1864; details of three new inmates at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 6/16/1864; brief notice of the burning of VMI buildings at Lexington. Cadets are presently at "Rope Ferry, Balcony Falls"
Richmond Sentinel 6/17/1864; two soldiers are taken to Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 6/17/1864; soldier from Cutts' artillery committed to Castle Thunder for stabbing a member of his company
Richmond Sentinel 6/21/1864; Describes conditions at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 6/22/1864; Robert Hitchcock accused of stealing opium & quinine from Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 6/24/1864; boys are throwing stones at the Washington and Clay monuments and each other. The mayor clamps down and orders all offenders arrested. Brief description of a rock battle between boys on Gamble's and Penitentiary hills
Richmond Sentinel 6/24/1864; operative at Tredegar is arrested for stealing nails
Richmond Sentinel 6/24/1864; Gen. Smith of VMI says that the Institute's buildings were not much damaged, and many of the academic apparatus was saved
Richmond Sentinel 6/25/1864; Mary Jenkins, nurse at Howard's Grove, found street wandering.
Richmond Sentinel 6/28/1864; Army Intelligence Office has whereabouts of sick and wounded
Richmond Sentinel 6/30/1864; two Yankee deserters arrive at Fort Drewry
Richmond Sentinel 7/1/1864; house of "ill fame" is broken up by police. Women there "exposed their persons in the windows, and halloed at, threw at and spit upon all passers by."
Richmond Sentinel 7/2/1864; "Fatal Accident" of a slave belonging to Dr. Thomas Burton
Richmond Sentinel 7/6/1864; two boys are accidentally killed while playing with an unexploded shell at Yellow Tavern
Richmond Sentinel 7/7/1864; Chimborazo patients caught in a "disorderly house"
Richmond Sentinel 7/9/1864; five workmen at Tredegar are captured while attempting to escape to the Yankees and are put in Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 7/18/1864; man arrested for trying to make purchases in the name of Chimborazo hospital. McCaw testifies that he was not associated with the hospital. Worker at the Spotswood hotel arrested for selling whiskey at the bar, but released.
Richmond Sentinel 7/20/1864; female spy is received at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 7/22/1864; slave charged with breaking into the home of Dr. O. F. Manson [GH24] and stealing a lot of bacon.
Richmond Sentinel 7/26/1864; Dr. Mary Walker is taken to Gen. Gardner's office, desiring to be released
Richmond Sentinel 8/2/1864; boy is arrested for stealing pig iron from Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 8/3/1864; boy caught stealing pig iron from Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 8/5/1864; items from the Mayor's docket: two negro girls are thrashed for calling a white man "poor white trash;" a boy escapee from the Alms House is sent back there after stoning a man at the Petersburg depot
Richmond Sentinel 8/10/1864; 90 wounded prisoners, including a dozen negro soldiers, arrive at Libby. Gives negative commentary on the negro troops' appearance and smell.
Richmond Sentinel 8/17/1864; a duel was fought yesterday between John M. Daniel of the Richmond Examiner, and R. C. Elmore, of the Treasury department. Daniel was wounded in the right leg
Richmond Sentinel 8/18/1864; details of the trail of R. C. Elmore, for duelling with J. M. Daniel. Dr. Peticolas, the physician at the duel, refuses to testify on the grounds that he might incriminate himself. Counsel gets a change of venue because the duel was fought in Henrico, not in the city.
Richmond Sentinel 8/22/1864; more details on the recent duel - Dr. Peticolas continues to refuse to testify
Richmond Sentinel 8/22/1864; alleged spy from the Maryland line and a free negro are committed to Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/26/1864; 80 negro POWs, taken at the Battle of the Crater, are brought to Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/27/1864; four men shot trying to escape Belle Isle
Richmond Sentinel 8/29/1864; arsonist torches the stable of John M. Daniel
Richmond Sentinel 8/29/1864; more details on the recent duel - Dr. Peticolas continues to refuse to testify and is recommended to be held in contempt of court
Richmond Sentinel 8/30/1864; more details on the recent duel - Dr. Peticolas continues to refuse to testify after being ordered to do so and is thrown in jail
Richmond Sentinel 8/31/1864; details on the habeas corpus case of Dr. Peticolas' refusal to testify
Richmond Sentinel 8/31/1864; shell explodes in a foundry in rear of the War Department building (Mechanics' Institute)
Richmond Sentinel 9/1/1864; Dr. Peticolas is out on bail awaiting Judge's decision on his refusal to testify
Richmond Sentinel 9/1/1864; half of the Exchange Hotel will be used as a soldiers' home for the soldiers from Louisiana
Richmond Sentinel 9/3/1864; Judge determines that Dr. Peticolas is not bound to testify and he is released
Richmond Sentinel 9/5/1864; more details of the trail of R. C. Elmore, for duelling with J. M. Daniel.
Richmond Sentinel 9/10/1864; former keeper of "the Rebel House," under the Exchange Hotel and a free negro escape from Castle Thunder and are recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 9/15/1864; Gen. Morgan's remains will arrive in the city soon and be taken to the State Capitol to lie in state, and then be buried at Hollywood until Kentucky can take him home
Richmond Sentinel 9/17/1864; description of Gen. Morgan's body lying in state in the Capitol, and burial at Hollywood
Richmond Sentinel 9/19/1864; an employee of the Arsenal named Taylor, along with two others, are captured while going to the enemy. Taylor is placed in Castle Thunder, the others released
Richmond Sentinel 9/19/1864; train guards will be examining passes, and none without proper papers will be allowed to pass through Richmond
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1864; man falls from a fifth story window of the Spotswood Hotel and is killed
Richmond Sentinel 9/27/1864; Hospital "rats" at Winder Hospital suspected of crimes
Richmond Sentinel 9/28/1864; locomotive traveling up the connector track on 8th street, gets out of control near the Spotswood and falls back down into the canal bridge
Richmond Sentinel 9/29/1864; praise for the Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal
Richmond Sentinel 10/3/1864; Mr. Harvie, President of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, collides with an oncoming train while operating a handcar in Manchester and is injured
Richmond Sentinel 10/4/1864; 1500 Yankee POWs (including 58 officers) arrive at Libby; 1114 POWS sent to Salisbury yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 10/5/1864; member of 3rd S.C. knifes a patient at Stuart Hospital and sent to Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/10/1864; brief paragraph describing the burial of General Gregg in Hollywood
Richmond Sentinel 10/12/1864; two stewards on Belle Isle were before the Mayor for stealing government grease from the Belle Isle kitchens; they were released
Richmond Sentinel 10/22/1864; murder of a little boy near Seabrook's hospital by a nurse at the hospital
Richmond Sentinel 10/24/1864; more on the Seabrook's hospital murder
Richmond Sentinel 10/25/1864; six Irish conscripts arrested while attempting to get to Yankee lines and put in Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/25/1864; a deserter from the 28th Alabama is arrested while in Yankee uniform and put in Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/25/1864; steamer Schultz has been refitted and will resume trips down the river
Richmond Sentinel 10/26/1864; man charged with the shooting of little boy at Seabrook's is sent on for trial
Richmond Sentinel 10/27/1864; negro boy is killed after trying to jump on to the Fredericksburg train on Broad street; appeal for this practice to be stopped
Richmond Sentinel 10/31/1864; two females who had been serving for two years under Gen. Early were found out and put in Castle Thunder; details on two other prisoners: one male slave and one white female
Richmond Sentinel 10/31/1864; man attempts an escape while being taken to Castle Thunder and is shot and killed
Richmond Sentinel 10/31/1864; 400 prisoners, including Brig. Gen. Duffy, arrive at Libby Prison

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11/1/1864; details on the killing of the soldier who tried to escape while being taken to Castle Thunder

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11/1/1864; dead man found floating in the Canal Basin, near the Gallego mills - body had been in the body a week or more

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11/1/1864; deserter taken from Castle Thunder and shot in the presence of Fields' Division. He was from the 4th Alabama and had been recaptured in Yankee uniform

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11/1/1864; praise for the little steamer Parker, which makes excursions to Chaffin's and Drewry's Bluff

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11/2/1864; Chimborazo hospital was thought to be on fire - the fire was actually in the country

Richmond Sentinel 11/5/1864; Wm., slave of Sally Tompkins charged with burglary

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11/7/1864; two boys arrested near the Second Baptist Church for throwing rocks. They are members of the "basin cats."

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11/8/1864; stable attached to Libby Prison was burnt down

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11/10/1864; details on three recent Castle Thunder inmates

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11/11/1864; detective Caphart, "one of the detectives attached to the Castle Thunder prison" died yesterday

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11/12/1864; VMI will commence its term starting Dec. 1 at the Alms House; all faculty and cadets requested to report at that time

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11/12/1864; order from Superintendent of VMI for cadets and faculty to report to the Alms House for the next term, and details financial arrangements

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11/12/1864; NC woman committed to Castle Thunder for being a suspicious character

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11/12/1864; personal ad to Luther Libby, who is now a prisoner at Fort Delaware

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11/14/1864; three workers from Tredegar arrested while attempting to go over to the enemy and are put in Castle Thunder

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11/15/1864; car shed for the Danville railroad burns up, along with ten railroad cars.

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11/21/1864; Three people (one of whom was a Tredegar worker) arrested on Williamsburg road for attempting to go to the enemy. They said they were going to visit friends at Chaffin's Bluff

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11/21/1864; one of the "street guards" who checks papers was arrested and sent to Castle Thunder for letting a person escape

Richmond Sentinel 11/23/1864; description and list of staff at Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 11/24/1864; small explosion at Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 11/29/1864; Gambling arrests at Winder

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12/5/1864; Vice President Stephens is at the Spottswood

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12/5/1864; VMI Board of Visitors approves the occupation of the Alms House, and city agrees to rent it to them

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12/12/1864; a conductor on the Fredericksburg railroad is shot by a criminal and dies at the "officers’ hospital (City Alms House)." Gives a list of the doctors who treated him

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12/18/1864; Alms House rented to VMI for $15,000 a year

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12/21/1864; details on two new Castle Thunder inmates; one a "Yankee deserter" who is really a soldier from the 21st Miss., and the other a patient at Jackson Hospital who is charged with larceny

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12/24/1864; man brought to trial for stealing nitre from the laboratory; four boys sentenced for stealing iron from the Old Dominion Iron Works on Belle Isle

Richmond Sentinel 12/31/1864; prisoner at Libby killed in accident
Richmond Sentinel 1/13/1865; Note to Phoebe Pember in the personal ads.
Richmond Sentinel 1/27/1865; Luther Libby a POW of Yankees
Richmond Sentinel 1/28/1865; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1865; Luther Libby's return to Richmond
Richmond Sentinel 3/21/1865; Winder-Jackson Battalion; incl Negroes to parade
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1865; description of the Winder-Jackson Battalion's parade at Capitol square
Richmond Sentinel 3/27/1865; 1300 Yankees sent off by flag-of-truce boat, 500 Yankees arrive at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 3/30/1865; slave put in Castle Thunder for helping soldiers desert
Richmond Sentinel 4/1/1865; "squad" of Yankee prisoners arrives at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 4/1/1865; "the Weather;" says it has been raining very hard for the past two days.

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