April, 1861

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April, 1861 Richmond Newspapers

Richmond Dispatch 4/1/1861; Spotswood Hotel has been opened
Richmond Dispatch 4/8/1861; Franklin & Co has received a large collection of stereo views and viewers
Richmond Dispatch 4/15/1861; Dr. Charles Bell Gibson (future surgeon of GH#1) has been appointed Surgeon General of Virginia forces
Richmond Dispatch 4/15/1861; Catesby Jones and Capt. Pegram are at the Exchange Hotel; M. F. Maury and R. M. T. Hunter are at the Spotswood
Richmond Dispatch 4/15/1861; Virginia Rifles are stationed at the "old U. S. Hotel" (later GH#10)
Richmond Dispatch 4/15/1861; Mechanics' Institute was "splendidly illuminated" last night
Richmond Dispatch 4/15/1861; account of the response in Richmond to the fall of Fort Sumter; extensive celebration and flag-raising at the Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Dispatch 4/16/1861; Ad (including rates) for Bellevue Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 4/16/1861; Ad (including rates) for Main Street Hospital for slaves
Richmond Dispatch 4/17/1861; slave of Elizabeth Van Lew has been arrested for having a pass out of date
Richmond Dispatch 4/20/1861; Richmond Howitzers have moved into their new quarters under the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 4/22/1861; account of the excitement caused by the erroneous rumor that a Federal gunboat was ascending the James River. 
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1861; description of the arrival of Col. Robert E. Lee into Richmond and speech from the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1861; Alexander Stephens has arrived in Richmond to discuss the entry of Virginia into the Confederacy; he is staying at the Exchange Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1861; train has left the Fredericksburg depot to convey the VMI cadets to Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1861; construction on the city railway continues
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1861; Franklin Stearns, a wealthy Unionist, donates $500 to Varina Troop
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; VMI cadets have arrived in Richmond and are quartered at the Fair Grounds (Camp Lee) and parade for the Governor on Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; ladies of Church and Union Hills will meet today at Springfield Hall (future GH#26) to make bandages
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; half dozen companies are encamped at the Fair Grounds - more expected today
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; old U. S. Customs House is now being used as a stopping place for troops
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; F. H. Smith, Judge Allen, and M. F. Maury are appointed military advisors for the Governor
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; Co. K, 1st Virginia Inf., is headquartered in the old U. S. Hotel (later GH#10)
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; all companies arriving in Richmond will immediately proceed to the Hermitage Fair Grounds (Camp Lee)
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1861; exempted citizens of Henrico will meet at Howard's Grove to provide for city defense
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1861; VMI cadets are drilling recruits at the Fair Grounds (Camp Lee)
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1861; Tredegar Iron Works Battalion elects officers
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1861; want ad for a drummer for the 1st South Carolina, stationed at the "New Poor House Building" (future GH#1)
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1861; Ad for Vannerson's Photographic Gallery
Richmond Dispatch 4/27/1861; order to connect the railroads in Richmond and Petersburg
Richmond Whig 4/27/1861; p. 3, Tredegar Iron Works Battalion elects officers
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1861; provisions needed at Camp Lee hospital

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