July, 1861

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Richmond Dispatch, 7/1/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/1/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/1/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/2/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/2/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/2/61
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/3/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/3/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/4/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/4/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/4/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/5/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/5/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/6/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/6/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/6/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/6/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/6/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/6/1861a
Richmond Dispatch, 7/8/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/8/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/8/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/8/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/10/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/10/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/10/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/11/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/12/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/12/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/13/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/15/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/15/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/16/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/16/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/16/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/16/61
Richmond Dispatch, 7/17/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/17/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/18/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/18/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/18/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/19/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/19/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/22/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/22/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/23/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/23/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/23/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/24/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/25/1861
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Richmond Dispatch, 7/26/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/27/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/27/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/27/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/29/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/29/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/29/1861a
Richmond Enquirer, 7/30/61
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Dispatch, 7/31/1861
Richmond Examiner, 7/27/1861
Richmond Examiner, 7/29/1861
Richmond Examiner, 7/31/1861
Richmond Enquirer, 7/31/1861

 


July, 1861 Richmond Newspapers

Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; Good description of Mason's Hall Hospital (GH#26)
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; description of the commencement exercises at the Richmond Female Institute (future GH#4)
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; company of Texas Rangers are camped at Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; member of the Tredegar Battalion is wounded by a bursting gun
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; flowery description of Hollywood Cemetery; should be "ornament of the city."
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; horse strays from the camp of The Washington Artillery, camped "near Howard's Grove"
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; ad for Rees' photographic gallery
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; two POWs arrive and are taken to the prison depot (Ligon's prison)
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1861; Edmund Ruffin and others are staying at the Exchange Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; description of "Mason's Hall," (GH#26) notes that it was opened 4 weeks ago for Tennesseans. Notes that more Tennesseans are at Company G Hall and Temperance Hall. 
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; prison depot is located two blocks from the Henrico Court House, and contains 75-100 prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; Ellis' Battalion is meeting at Temperance Hall (future GH#26) on Church Hill
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; description of fire at the Virginia State Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; 5th North Carolina Regiment arrives in Richmond and camps near the York River RR depot
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; more on the wounding of a member of the Tredegar Battalion by a bursting gun
Richmond Enquirer 7/2/1861; Harwood's Factory has been fitted up for a prison.
Richmond Whig 7/2/1861; Letter from the Richmond Zouaves at Camp Lee
Richmond Whig 7/2/1861; laborers needed for the Richmond defenses
Richmond Whig 7/2/1861; fire at the State Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; description of the role of the Garde Lafayette in putting out the fire at the Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Maryland Volunteers will be presented with a new flag at Camp Lee; mentions J. H. Winder presiding over the ceremonies
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Dr. Ryland, of Richmond College (future Louisiana Hospital), is publishing and working on behalf of the volunteers in the city
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard will meet at Company G hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Wood Turners and Pattern Makers are needed at the Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1861; Artillery Drivers needed for the Washington Artillery at "Camp Beauregard, near Howard's Grove"
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; statistics of tobacco warehouses in Richmond, including Seabrook's (future GH#9)
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; damage from fire at Penitentiary less than feared
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1861; lengthy (and graphic) account of an explosion near Thomas' Factory and the State Armory which killed local chemist Joseph Laidley
Richmond Whig 7/4/1861; fatal explosion at the Armory
Richmond Whig 7/4/1861; lamentation regarding the use of the new city railroad
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Public guard makes its annual 4th of July parade on Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Tredegar Battalion (numbering 360) parades through the streets
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Thomas Artillery stationed at "Camp Chimborazo," fired July 4 salute.
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; George Watt finds a little negro girl "near the new fair grounds"
Richmond Whig 7/5/1861; Thomas Artillery stationed at "Camp Chimborazo," fired July 4 salute.
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; description of target practice by the Tredegar Battalion after their parade
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; Gov. Letcher appoints VMI officers to the Provisional Army of Virginia
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; officers for the Maryland Zouaves are elected; G. W. Alexander is 1st Lieutenant (later Castle Thunder commandant)
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1861; City Railroad is not running because of lack of cars
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; word of caution about conditions at the cartridge making facility at Thomas's Factory
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; damage at Penitentiary is less than earlier supposed
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; West & Johnston's has published 10,000 copies of Gilham's manual
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1861; Washington Artillery has left Richmond
Richmond Whig 7/9/1861; description of the "cartridge factory", later the C. S. Arsenal, and cautions regarding safety
Richmond Whig 7/9/1861; boys near Jackson and 5th streets are engaging in being "evil disposed boys"
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; J. B. McCaw is "Consulting Physician" for the Virginia Life Insurance Company
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; military school has been set up at UVA - commanded by VMI graduate
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; notes on one of the speeches at the commencement at the Richmond Female Institute
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; ad from Co. A,  Tredegar Battalion expressing thanks to various persons
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; report of a collision on the Virginia Central and R. F. & P. RRs
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; Dr. Hoge, chaplain at Camp Lee, has set up collection place for donations next to the R. F. & P. depot
Richmond Whig 7/11/1861; soldiers have been buried in an open field near the Alms House - advocates using Oakwood Cemetery for soldier interments
Richmond Whig 7/11/1861; percussion caps will be manufactured at Brown's Island
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1861; huge flagpole will be raised above the Custom House
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1861; 18th street, between Grace and Franklin, is being paved with granite
Richmond Dispatch 7/13/1861; description of cartridge making in Thomas' factory, and refutation of the claim that care is not taken there
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1861; brief description of "the hospital on 26th street;" probably Ross' factory
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1861; description of the wild reaction in Richmond when "live Yankees" pass through the town
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; the Bloody Run Guard will meet at Company G hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; 15 recruits needed for the Hampden Artillery at Camp Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; POWs from Yorktown arrive, and are taken to the prison depot; some are from the "scum of Baltimore," and one a spy
Richmond Enquirer 7/16/1861; Soldier from camp at Howard's Grove drowned in the James.
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1861; Hotel arrivals; Dr. Thom and Thomas Clingman are at the Spotswood
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1861; 5th North Carolina arrives in Richmond and goes into camp near Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; some prisoners removed from the Prison depot to parts unknown
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; notes that negro workers on the fortifications seem to happy to be aiding "their native state"
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard will attend meetings at Company G Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/19/1861; description of funeral of Micajah Bates in Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 7/19/1861; two cows strayed from George Watt
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; brief description of the "Temperance Hall Hospital"; probably Springfield Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; belief expressed that there will be a large number of prisoners arriving soon; 21 brought in yesterday
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; belief expressed that John H. Winder will be appointed commander of the 6th South Carolina Regiment
Richmond Dispatch 7/20/1861; Sergeant from the Richmond Zouaves returns to Richmond to fill up their ranks. They are commanded by a graduate of VMI
Richmond Dispatch 7/22/1861; wounded Kentuckian is taken to the hospital at the "new Alms House" (future GH#1)
Richmond Dispatch 7/22/1861; 56 prisoners arrived yesterday and were taken to the prison depot on Main street
Richmond Whig 7/22/1861; 370 women and girls are employed making cartridges
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1861; 4th company of Richmond Howitzers, camped at the New Fair Grounds, need 30 men to bring them up to full strength
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1861; Captain of the Washington Artillery is wounded and in Richmond in a private home; many members of the Montgomery guard are in the Medical College hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; description of the arrival of the bodies of Generals Bartow and Bee in Richmond and conveyance to the Capitol to lie in state
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; anxiety in Richmond over the slain at First Manassas; huge crowds assemble at the Central depot, where "Gen." Davis (the President) arrives and addresses the crowd
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; 631 prisoners arrive from Manassas and are taken to the prison depot - six hundred more are expected soon
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; "Gen." (President) Davis gives an inspirational speech from the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; Dr. George R. C. Todd, the brother-in-law of Abraham Lincoln, was acquitted of disloyalty
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1861; Runaway slave from the Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Whig 7/24/1861; citizen's committee designates St. Charles hotel for use as a hospital
Richmond Whig 7/24/1861; escape attempt at the State Penitentiary
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; trains arrive from Manassas bearing wounded, who are taken to private homes for treatment; 500-600 POWs are set to arrive; the prison depot is already full; notes that General Corcoran arrived in Richmond two days ago
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; many sick and wounded are arriving in Richmond and put in private homes for treatment - notes that they suffer "like heroes"; Committee for their reception is constantly at work
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; wounded POWs of Ellsworth's Zouaves are taken to the Alms House for treatment - expresses belief that these men are a very "hard set," and "villains of a low degree," and don't deserve any kindness
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1861; bodies of Bartow, Bee, and Johnston were escorted from the Capitol to the Petersburg depot for transportation South
Richmond Whig 7/25/1861; wounded soldiers and Yankee prisoners are arriving in Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 7/26/1861; 17 Union surgeons are POWs; one is the son of a big New York tobacco merchant and is in Howard's factory
Richmond Whig 7/26/1861; "Prison depot," at corner of Main and 25th street is being visited by curious Richmonders
Richmond Whig 7/26/1861; new private hospital in schoolhouse at corner of 10th and Clay streets.
Richmond Whig 7/26/1861; soldier is attacked by another soldier and dies at the Alms House
Richmond Dispatch 7/27/1861; brief description of the hospital at Mason Hall Church; also description of the "Springfield Temperance" hospital (future GH#26), in the same neighborhood; notes they are both filling up
Richmond Dispatch 7/27/1861; ten wounded soldiers taken to the alms house hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/27/1861; G. D. Harwood's (future GH#22) warehouse is currently being used as a prison
Richmond Examiner 7/27/1861; slave of Wm. Greanor was arrested for throwing a rock
Richmond Whig 7/27/1861; list of wounded from First Manassas at the various private locations around the city. Many in St. Charles Hotel and Springfield Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/29/1861; letter describing poor medical treatment at Camp Lee, and praise of the treatment provided by the Richmond ladies
Richmond Examiner 7/29/1861; condemnation of two ladies, living on Church Hill, who are attending the Yankee wounded [Elizabeth Van Lew and her mother]
Richmond Enquirer 7/30/1861; List of wounded soldiers and where sent; mostly private houses - no organized hospitals yet.
Richmond Enquirer 7/30/1861; City Alms House Hospital (Gen. Hos. #1) described. Used as a prison at this time.
Richmond Whig 7/30/1861; additional list of wounded from First Manassas at the various private locations around the city. Many in St. Charles Hotel and Springfield Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; 78 wounded POWs brought to Richmond, including a Richmonder in exile
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; two deaths (at Mason's Hall and Bellevue respectively) and burial at Hollywood cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; Henrico Liberty Guard is organizing at Company G Hall
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; applications for clothing for wounded or sick soldiers can be made at St. Charles Hospital (future GH#8)
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; lists of patients in the city are at the Intelligence Office at the St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/31/1861; Dr. F. W. Hancock has returned from Manassas, with reports on their needs; the Committee is still working to provide for the wounded
Richmond Examiner 7/31/1861; account of a shooting incident at Harwood's prison (future GH#24)
Richmond Whig 7/31/1861; wounded Yankees complain about the General Hospital (GH#1)
Richmond Whig 7/31/1861; prisoner shot at for talking out the windows of his prison
Richmond Whig 7/31/1861; list of wounded soldiers in private houses can be seen at the St. Charles Hotel (GH#8)

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