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Added April 25, 2004

Richmond Dispatch

1/9/1862; Taylor’s and Mayo’s factories (Cary between 24th and 25th streets) are no longer prisons, and Taylor’s is preparing to become a hospital for Marylanders. Probably the building that became GH#21

Richmond Dispatch

3/18/1862; McCaw adv for 500 negroes (“tobacco hands preferred”) to work at Chimborazo

Richmond Dispatch

4/4/1862; ladies of Richmond donate $113.25 to Chimborazo, originally intended for the proposed “Sidney Hospital”

Richmond Dispatch

4/10/1862; List of the staff at Libby Prison [Turner, Emack, Warner, Higginbotham, Ross]. Also names officers commanding the guard. Notes that there were 724 inmates there yesterday, and more are coming in.

Richmond Dispatch

4/11/1862; Chimborazo adv for 50 negro men to work as nurses

Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; two prostitutes arrested outside Libby Prison and confined in Libby for the night
Richmond Dispatch

4/30/1862; Complaint that a barracks master is employed at Chimborazo, now that it has become a hospital - "When the buildings which compose this Hospital were first erected, they were intended for a barracks"

Richmond Dispatch

5/2/1862; Samuel Hardgrove adv for his runaway slave, who worked at Chimborazo and has been seen around Winder Hospital, trying to hire himself out.

Richmond Dispatch 5/7/1862; paragraph on plans for burning warehouses if Yankees get to Richmond
Richmond Dispatch

5/13/1862; appeal for ladies to send old garments and rags to Chimborazo for use as dressings

Richmond Dispatch

5/28/1862; names of men returned to duty from "the five Chimborazo Hospitals" are posted daily

Added April 18, 2004

Richmond Enquirer

10/5/1861; two Texas companies arrive in Richmond, the “Texan Aids” and the “Polk county Yankee Hunters.”

Richmond Enquirer 10/5/1861; statistics and praise of the “Confederate States Prison Hospital, at Rocketts.” Notes 41 deaths have occurred, and praises Dr. E. G. Higginbotham at length. 
Richmond Enquirer 10/5/1861; corrections to the statistics of the ladies’ hospitals in Richmond. Warwick House and Company G Hospital have not been keeping good books. Death rate is between 3.2 - 3.7%
Richmond Enquirer

10/5/1861; Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Gen. Johnston are not as bad off as was previously supposed after their accident.

Richmond Enquirer

10/5/1861; 100 white girls needed to work at the C. S. Laboratory, corner 7th and Arch

Richmond Enquirer 10/5/1861; Gen. Winder adv for 100 men to serve in a company “to perform duty in the city.”
OR Supp., Pt. II, Vol. VI, pp. 522-523

12/4-10/1861; 23rd GA marches from Camp Lee to “Chimborazo Heights” where it stays while “guarding Federal prisoners.”

Added April 14, 2004

Richmond Enquirer 5/9/1862; 319 prisoners arrive from Williamsburg - 300 more on the way. All were put in the Libby Prison
Richmond Whig 5/24/1862; patients from Globe Hospital in private quarters must report or be listed as deserters
Richmond Whig 5/24/1862; request for citizens to send supplies to Camp Winder
Richmond Whig 5/29/1862; brief description of Robertson (“established nearly twelve months ago”) and Henningsen Hospitals
Richmond Whig 5/30/1862; the Clay Statue in Capitol Square has become very nasty; editorial urging for authorities to clean it up
Richmond Whig 6/2/1862; Augustus Drewry praised - notice of his promotion
Richmond Whig 6/7/1862; the James River is higher than it has been since 1847; the water is up to the hubs of wagons wheels on Cary street “opposite Talbot’s foundry”
Richmond Whig 6/10/1862; appeal for a listing of patients in Richmond - mentions the difficulty in canvassing the many hospitals and the “streets of sick and wounded” at Camp Winder and Chimborazo
R. A. Brock notes 1880; notes on various Richmond sights and their current condition - mentions Libby Prison, Castle Godwin, Castle Thunder (recently destroyed by fire), Robertson Hospital (great physical description), Drewry's Bluff, and the Union Hotel (now used to train missionaries)

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