From the Richmond Whig, 10/22/1863

Arrival of Wounded. – The wounded in the late fight at Bristoe’s Station have been coming in for the past four days. One hundred and sixty were received at the Seabrooks Receiving Hospital yesterday, and the last instalment were expected to arrive last night. About six hundred in all had been received up to yesterday afternoon.

Probably seven-eighths of them are North Carolinians from Cook’s and Kirkland’s brigades, while the remainder are from the corps of sharpshooters of various other brigades. A few who were in the rear, and not engaged, were struck by fragments of shell.

The wounds generally are of a very bad nature – much worse than any we have seen in many months past. One poor fellow in the Seabrook Hospital has lost both arms. The time has been in wars in other times when such a case would win an ovation. His case should be inquired into at once.

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