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Added December 31, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; 271 POWs arrive at Libby. Some of the officers named
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; list of patients at Moore Hospital, Ligon Hospital, Second Georgia Hospital, Third Georgia Hospital, Howard’s Grove, & Fourth Georgia Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; George S. Hite, patient at Chimborazo, looking for his father, Dr. W. M. Hite
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; Boylan orders Sappers & Miners to report to Camp Lee. Company to be disbanded
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; C. S. Cavalry escorting POWS on 6/29 brings 3 flags: U.S., N. J. State flag, & Massachusetts regimental flag. Deposited in War Office.
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; paragraph on wounded committee & on ladies at hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; nearly 1000 POWs arrived on 7/1. Some officers named. McCall at Spotswood – paroled to stay in city. He will be moved to “the quarters now being prepared on 18th street” when they are ready for “all the abolition officers”
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; J. B. McCaw still adv. for strayed horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; ambulance committee using omnibuses from Petersburg railroads
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; important article on RYRRR Bridge over the Chickahominy
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; Details of J. R. Anderson’s wounding
Richmond Dispatch

7/3/1862; more than 4000 POWs in town – names of a few recent prisoners

Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; Dr. Edwin S. Ray, at Chimborazo #3, adv. for strayed horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; the market is full of goods, but no diminution of prices
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; Richmond Railway stables near corner 24th and Main adv for lost horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; Dr. C. M. Hunter, St. Charles Hotel, adv. for strayed horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; G. W. Alexander at Castle Godwin says negro of Jas. Bates now confined there
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; YMCA Samaritan Hospital acknowledges donations; Jno. D. K. Sleight is Supt.
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; wounded temporarily at Old Market Hall & store of Angus & Byerly. Need attention & transfer to real hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; provisions for wounded should be sent to hospital at 25th and Main
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; “Strong-minded female” captured and interrogated by G. W. Alexander

Added December 28, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; J. B. McCaw adv for lost horse. Address on 5th st between Grace and Franklin
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; John Redford, Oakwood Cemetery, adv for runaway slave
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; editorial on hospital access. Gives anecdote about Seabrook’s
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; 18 dead from 48 NC buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Chaplain McCabe presides.
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; Enormous list of wounded by hospital: Central Depot; Third Georgia; Royster; First Alabama; St. Charles; Keen, Baldwin & Williams; Kent; Christian & Lea’s; Ligon; Globe; Third Alabama; Institute; Fourth Georgia
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; V. W. Harrison, Surg in charge Royster Hosp adv for nurses
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; Dr. J. S. Slater, Moore Hosp., selling his horse
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; Another huge hospital list: Seabrook’s; Banner; Christian & Lea’s; Globe; Moore; Howard; Royster; Central Depot; First Alabama; Third Alabama; First Georgia; Second Georgia; Third Georgia
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; soldier accidentally shoots self on steps of Exchange Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; Yankee POW tries to pass counterfeit money. Transferred to Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; Long list of POWs arriving in town, all officers, about 75 names
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; F. M Parrish, steward at MCV Hosp., needs 1000 lbs straw for hosp. beds
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; Dr. C. B. Gibson at G. H. wants 20 servants, black or white

Added December 23, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 6/21/1862; 5 POWs arrive
Richmond Dispatch 6/21/1862; great story about family & dog near Rocketts
Richmond Dispatch 6/21/1862; V. W. Harrison, Asst. Surg. In charge, Royster Hosp., orders absentees to report
Richmond Dispatch 6/21/1862; G.O. #1, Prison Series, from Winder: W. S. Winder, AAG, in charge of prison corresp. Capt. Henry Wirtz in charge of new district covering Manchester & Bridges
Richmond Dispatch 6/21/1862; editorial paragraph relating that the hospitals are beginning to empty out
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; 2nd class juvenile militia company guarding Libby Prison stages mutiny
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; Henry Wirtz’s office is in Manchester
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; 1 Yankee POW brought to Libby; several 15Va men jailed for various offenses
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; 23 deserters brought into Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; Three AWOLs from H18Va not deserters - detailed as nurses at Camp Winder
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; Capt. Jno T. Smith 13 Ala letter, complaining of poor care at Seabrook’s Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/24/1862; Josephine Rupert, lady making “equipments for the soldiers” at St. Paul’s Church falls through trap door in belfry - not badly injured
Richmond Dispatch 6/24/1862; Jas. Mercer Green, Surg. 3d Ga. Hosp., 24th & Franklin
Richmond Dispatch 6/24/1862; Dr. J. S. Slater, Moore Hosp., selling a horse
Richmond Dispatch 6/24/1862; young ladies plan fund-raising fair at James D. Brown’s home, Pratt’s Castle
Richmond Dispatch

6/25/1862; Eight POWs arrive. One named

Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; Georgian confined in the “guard house of the Western District, corner of 6th and Cary,” shot and killed while trying to escape
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; Unnamed soldier attempts suicide. Now a patient at St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; Rebuttal to Seabrook’s accusations, by Dr. Wm. H. Coffin, surg. in charge
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; Capt. Barlow’s Co at Battery #2
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; Crawford’s Saloon, 10th St., for rent
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; 3rd Ga. Hospital needs washerwomen
Richmond Dispatch 6/25/1862; C. J. Clark, Surgeon in charge "Ala hospitals"
Richmond Dispatch 6/26/1862; Surg. Thos. M. Palmer, 2nd Fla., lost horse. Pryor’s Bgd near tollgate, Williamsburg Rd
Richmond Dispatch 6/26/1862; J. R. Anderson adv for oak timber for Tredegar
Richmond Dispatch 6/26/1862; Capt. J. DeLagnel, "Commdt of Post" at Batty #8, passes resolutions on death of Capt. E. F. Bowyer, Botetourt Arty. Lt. A. Austin Smith part of Committee
Richmond Dispatch 6/27/1862; U. S. Hotel being fumigated - to open as hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/27/1862; fair for benefit of wounded soldiers to be held at Pratt’s Castle tonight – Armory Band to play, and ice cream to be served
Richmond Dispatch 6/27/1862; D. L. McLaughlin, Asst Surg in charge of Crew’s Factory Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/27/1862; O. A. Crenshaw, in charge Union Hotel Hosp., wants 20 male nurses & 10 laundresses

Added December 22, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 6/14/1862; 15 POWs arrive at Libby from Valley
Richmond Dispatch 6/14/1862; Byrd Island Hospital adv for matron
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; Paper backs away from complaints about the lack of support by "high officials" for the engineering efforts at Drewry’s Bluff.
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; local resident A. O. Brummel released from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; man escapes from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; YMCA Hospital established on Clay street between 5th & 6th. Dr. W. H. Gwathmey phys., Mrs. C. E. Mayo is matron
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; 158 prisoners arrive at Libby, plus 8 slave. All caught by JEB Stuart. Mr. Braxton Garlick of New Kent county identified several of slaves as his
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; YMCA’s "Samaritan Hospital" opened 6/1 - Clay St., between 5th & 6th
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; Frank Boylan commanding sapper & miners - camped at Drewry's Bluff - all AWOLs report
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; Jas T. Durrett at Chimborazo Hospital adv for lost check
Richmond Dispatch

6/17/1862; Hospital Directory

Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Capt. Bossieux’s Co doing provost duty. Arrested more than 50 AWOLs on Saturday
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; local cabinet maker sent to Castle Godwin for “seditious language”
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Jim Cook "celebrated toddy mixer" put in Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; paragraph on G. W. Alexander, now AAG to Winder by late promotion
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; guard has been established on the James River bridges – no one allowed across after 10 PM
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Rev. Martin promoted from Chimborazo to 1Va Chaplain
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Lt. W. S. Leake, C12BnVaLA, strayed horse from Battery #7
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Gen. Hosp needs 20 gallons milk per day. J. S. Dorset acting steward
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; CS Navy Hospital, 13th near Main, needs washers, scrubbers, negro nurses
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; V. W. Harrison signs as Asst. Surgeon in charge of Royster Hospital (future GH#20)
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1862; nice paragraph on the “new and beautiful” Oakwood Cemetery – “it has been chosen as the spot on which to inter the remains of our brave volunteers who die in Richmond of sickness or wounds.”
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1862; 11 POWs arrive for Libby
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1862; Prof. Jas. C. Patton of Petersburg authorized to construct balloon for army
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1862; outpatients must report to 3rd Ga Hosp - Surg. Jas. Mercer Green in charge
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; C. R. Rees’ slave jailed for theft
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; member of A9Ala shot at R&P RR bridge in scuffle with picket
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; Fred Keyser, alias Wm. Schultz, escapes briefly from Castle Godwin by putting on blackface
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; Dr. Shuford at Chimborazo Hospital - from Alabama? – adv for runaway slave
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; refrigerator needed at Christian & Lea’s factory
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; 11 POWs brought to Libby
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; "the" city rail car breaks down "at the turning on Main street."
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; Wm. H. Coffin, Surg in charge at Seabrook’s, gives list of recent dead
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; Wm. Headen, steward at Louisiana Hospital, wants 20 colored boys
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; Wm. Alex. Thom orders AWOLs to Banner Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; W. Otho Hill, Asst. Surg., at Battery #7, adv for 2 runaway slaves, from Liggon Hosp
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; John Eubank, 12BnLA at Battery #7, advertises reward for the arrest “and safe delivery at Castle Godwin” of AWOL

Added December 21, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; frame work of Mayo Bridge threatened by flooding; flood produced 2 ft water in basement of Libby Prison & CS Machine Ship (Talbott’s) had 3-4 feet.
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; 93NY deserter brought in to Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; CSS Teaser anchored at foot of 21st St.
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; Henry, employed at Chimborazo, caught with stolen sugar
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; List of donors & provisions for area hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; Mrs. Wyatt thanked by GH#1 for donations
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; Matron & nurses wanted at Moore Hosp, ex-Harwood’s Factory
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; poem by G. W. Alexander, "The Dying Alabamian"
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/9/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; A. C. Godwin memo to J. H. Winder regarding 2 POWs chosen as hostages
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; details of operation at St. Charles Hosp., on Jesse Wright, 9 Va. Surgeons were W. E. Kemble, C. Carter, Z. B. Herndon. Also D. C. Jones, ex - 4TX, now AAS at Kent-Paine Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; Steward at Winder #4 acknowledges receipt of provisions
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; Christian & Lea Hosp., 20th betw Main & Franklin, needs cook & 3 Washerwomen
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; Brooks Arty camped at Battery #3
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; Excellent adv for Medical College Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/11/1862; new hospital to open in warehouse on 6th St., between Cary & Canal; Division #2 at Winder Hospital is a model of tidiness and cleanliness
Richmond Dispatch 6/11/1862; long descriptive list of CSMC AWOLs
Richmond Dispatch 6/11/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; 2 men discharged from Castle Thunder
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; popularity of Capitol Square re-confirmed
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; 3 boys steal horse - jailed for a day at Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; servants needed at 3rd Ga. Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/12/1862; W. N. Smith adv - needs 100 young ladies to make cartridges at C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; POW from 73NY brought in
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; CS Commissioner examines Castle Godwin’s political prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; one of the sunken boats in the James River at Drewry’s Bluff has been turned around during a recent flood - her wheels begin to turn again
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; accusation that the Secretary of War and Engineering Departments have failed to support the Sapper & Miner Company in their efforts at Drewry’s Bluff
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; 2 moonshiners caught - sent to Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/13/1862; Hospital Directory

Added December 18, 2007

Richmond Dispatch

6/4/1862; good, long hospital directory

Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; Dibrell’s Warehouse near RYRRR impressed into hospital duty
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; Many churches sent pew cushions to Med. Dir
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; 560 POWs sent away on 6/3
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; long article on RR accident in city, on 8th st - two injuries, canal bridge damaged, etc. On tracks connecting R&P w/ RF&P. Also boy run over on Broad, on connecting tracts between RF&P & Va. Cent. Byrd Island Hospital and Spotswood Hotel mentioned.
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; F. Sorrell, Inspector of Hospitals, orders all patients to register
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; cows and animals straying into Capitol Square will be shot
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Enormous list of WIA at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; 3 officers captured at Corinth are brought to Libby
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; List of 21 POWs at Castle Godwin to be sent South. Also now 130 traitors in Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; List of YMCA donations to GH#1, St. Charles, Byrd Island Hospital, Globe & Richardson.
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; R. W. Lunday, Surgeon in Charge at Kent, Paine & Co, badly wants shirts, pants, bedding
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Sycamore Church ladies making bed sacks
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Kent, Paine & Co Hospital requests loan of refrigerator
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; death notice for Lucy Elizabeth Pollard, wife of Dr. S. E. Habersham
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; McCaw & Steward W. K. Smith (Div #3) adv for 2 bakers for "Chimborazo Bakery"
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Hospital Directory
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; 2 female prisoners at Castle Godwin to be sent home
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Man temporarily escapes from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; 139 wounded POWs at CS Hospital Cary St. Many others at Seabrook’s
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; City Arms Hotel Hosp., 15th St., established by Capt. Alexander; McDaniel’s Jail known as Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Jas. Summerfield in Asst. PM guard house, 6th & Cary. To be tried for bounty jumping. Member of Letcher & Deas Arty., among others.
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; List of wounded in Mrs. Jackson’s Hosp., Franklin between 4 & 5
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Dr. A. G. Lane denies rumor that smallpox at Winder Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Chas. Bell Gibson needs 20 male nurses and 10 washerwomen for General Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Capt. Norris Montgomery adv for 2 negroes
Richmond Dispatch 6/6/1862; Hospital directory

Added December 15, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; prisoners from state penitentiary mow grass on Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; Va. Central RR given permission to lay temporary track from its depot to RF&P depot
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; paragraph lauding work of ladies at Henningsen Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; account of shooting in front of Exchange ends fatally. Victim belonged to G. W. Alexander
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; Richard Barry, Caskie’s Mounted Rangers, shot by Provost Guard in front of Seabrook’s Warehouse. Taken to Alexander Hospital on Franklin St.
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; Capt. V. Maurin at Louisiana Hospital adv for stolen horse (from there)
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; Surg. Addison C. Fox wants nurses, cooks, laundresses. He in charge of Howard Hosp., north side of Main betw 25 & 26
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; Asst Surg George Ross in charge Crew Factory Hosp., corner 21 & Cary, wants 30 male negro nurses, 15 laundresses, 10 cooks, and a steward, wardmaster, & clerk
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; J. B. Ficklin, Asst. Surg. In Charge, 4th Ga. Hospital orders out-patients to report
Richmond Dispatch 5/28/1862; track connecting RF&P w/ Va Central commenced immediately once permission granted
Richmond Dispatch 5/28/1862; Lt. F. L. Hoge offers rewards for list of deserters. To be brought to Naval Encampment, Fort Randolph, Drewry’s Bluff
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; U. S. Hotel apparently vacant. Man mugged inside & illegal bar found on 3rd floor. Muggers taken to Castle Godwin.
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; details on a few of the latest Libby POWs
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; Ladies making hospital bedding at St. Paul’s church
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; new rates for black patients at Bellevue Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; F. C. Ellison is Asst. Surg 1Ga Hosp
Richmond Dispatch 5/30/1862; Monumental Church ladies sewing beds for hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 5/30/1862; Mr. J. W. Drewry was conspicuous during the fight at Drewry’s Bluff keeping men cool under fire
Richmond Dispatch 5/31/1862; Man jailed at Castle Godwin for hanging his female slave
Richmond Dispatch 5/31/1862; paragraph on new Hosps: Keen, Baldwin & Wms. (descr.)/ Ginter, Alvery & Arents/Kents
Richmond Dispatch

6/2/1862; Michael Garrity, deserter in Franklin St. Guard House, shot trying to escape

Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; citizens urged to go to RYRRR depot with supplies, mattresses, etc
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Gaines’ Battery thanks Mrs. R. Adams for meal. Spent night of 5/28-29 on steps of Custom House
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; 5 surgeons shot at 7 Pines, 4 from Hatton’s Brigade
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Dr. J. H. Jones, Manchester Hosp., digs out explosive bullet from leg of soldiers
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Extravagant story about detective Cashmeyer killing Yanks at Seven Pines
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; About 50 new POWs from Seven Pines. Officers listed. Dr. Higginbotham mentioned.
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Nice paragraph about receipt of wounded - says Seabrook’s Receiving Hospital open
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Dr. Wm. Alex. Thom at Seabrook’s urges all competent physicians to report there, w/ their instruments
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Griswold urges all mattresses turned in for use of wounded
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Adv for lost $ - deliver it to Wm. R. Smith, steward, Chimborazo #3
Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; T. S. Rhett adv for strayed horse - he at Btty #3
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Dr. E. S. Gaillard’s arm indeed amputated
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; 2 Yankee officers among new batch of POWs
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Christian & Lea tobacco factory just opened as hospital - badly needs provisions
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Jno Jones, Hospital Committee says surgeons badly needed at Seabrook’s
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Volunteer female nurses to convene at Byrd Island Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Baldwin & Williams announce they’ve been evicted by govt - bldg to be a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; female laundresses needed at Byrd Island Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Surg. S W. Minor, CSN Hospital, Governor St., adv for Steward

Added December 10, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; Mr. Jas. D. Browne, Supt. Arsenal, wants 5000 barrels charcoal
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; Lowe’s balloon visible in city
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; important details on companies at Drewry’s Bluff during the fight that did "fatigue duty" and helped clear collapsed casemate, and took casualties while doing so
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; Wm. Semple, Gwathmey House Hosp (lately known as Maryland House Hosp) warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; A. Y. P. Garnett, Byrd Island Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; St. George Peachy, Globe Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; L. S. Joynes, MCV Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; AS Jas V. Cook at Louisiana Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; W. A. Thom at Banner Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; McCaw warns Chimborazo out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; paragraph reminds readers of Emack’s recruiting for Md. Line
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; accidental shooting in front of Exchange Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; details on Tom Rosser wound. Recuperating at Dr. Gibson’s Franklin St
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; J. D. Morgan at First Alabama Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; Paul DeLacy Baker at Second Alabama Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; C. J. Clark at Third Alabama Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 5/26/1862; Capt. W. H. Howard summons Partisan Company to Howard’s Grove camp

Added December 8, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1862; More than 800 POWs sent away for exchange
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1862; body found - little daughter of John Roberts, Belle Isle foundry
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1862; Peterfield Trent asks City Council to set aside Clay St Chapel as hospital - request denied; quarter ending 4/30: 114 white interments at Shockoe, 16 of them POW
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1862; runaway notices for 5 slaves from Tredegar
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1862; 7 POWs from Valley placed in Libby, including a Colonel
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1862; Wise Mounted Guard to report to camp at “Camp Howard’s Grove”
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; “Corinth” volunteers to join 100 other men to storm aboard Union fleet if it reaches Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; Men wishing to be sharpshooters along river bank to gather at Washington Monument
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; Editorial regret that Clay St Chapel not used as hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; officers from Libby Prison & “fifty of the hardest subjects” from Castle Godwin to go to Salisbury
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; Important dispatch from Drewry’s Bluff
Richmond Dispatch 5/15/1862; mare stolen from Gen. J. R. Anderson’s stable
Richmond Dispatch 5/16/1862; one of Castle Godwin political prisoners acquitted
Richmond Dispatch 5/16/1862; Dr. Jas. Mercer Green, Surgeon in charge 3rd Georgia Hospital orders outpatients to return
Richmond Dispatch 5/16/1862; report on meeting at City Hall for city defense. Tredegar Battalion key part of city defences; Mayor Mayo says he would rather die than surrender the city
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; details on the fight at Drewry’s Bluff, including casualties, from a Petersburg paper
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; free negro servant of Dr. E. G. Higginbotham at Libby Prison hospital killed by sentinel
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; about 45 new POWs arrive in town and taken to Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; Letter on Drewry’s Bluff – notes the commanders of the various guns
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; adv for chief washer at Byrd Island Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; Capt. J. F. Goodwin orders Co. F, Tredegar Battalion to assemble for meeting
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; W. A. W. Spotswood, Surg. CSN, having trouble organizing local CSN Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/20/1862; inventor of Williams’ Mounted Rifle to have demonstration at Tredegar
Richmond Dispatch 5/20/1862; little boy hurt by falling from wall at St. John’s Churchyard
Richmond Dispatch 5/20/1862; George W. Alexander carried the dispatches from Drewry’s Bluff to Richmond; Lt. James H. Rochelle manned “gun No. 2” during the fight
Richmond Dispatch 5/20/1862; C. D. Rice, Surgeon 3d Division Winder, needs cooks & laundresses
Richmond Dispatch 5/20/1862; Jackson Warner adv from Libby Prison for stolen horse
Richmond Dispatch 5/21/1862; 6 men from Ohio unit put in Libby
Richmond Dispatch 5/21/1862; editorial protest against skinny dippers in stream at Hollywood & canal
Richmond Dispatch 5/21/1862; Castle Godwin update. Frederick Shaffer replaces Geo. Frebmyer as warden - 60 prisoners, neat, clean, well-run, etc. G.W. Alexander praised
Richmond Dispatch 5/21/1862; little girls hold fund-raiser - donate $100 to Camp Winder
Richmond Dispatch 5/22/1862; kindly-treated poor woman names son after G. W. Alexander
Richmond Dispatch 5/22/1862; Alexander arrests fake officer at American Hotel
Richmond Dispatch 5/22/1862; details of murder at the "tall white brick house on the left hand side of Main street, where the street turns towards Rocketts."
Richmond Dispatch 5/22/1862; Warner Lewis, ADC to J. H. Winder, raising company for garrison, guard & prison duty
Richmond Dispatch 5/22/1862; G. W. Alexander says men are impersonating his officers
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; prisoner shot by guard at Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; Edward Conner, 21 Miss, stabbed to death at Rocketts - dies at 4th Georgia Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; Samuel Fisher is Surgeon in Charge, Greanor’s Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; J. A. S. Milligan Acting Surgeon in Charge, 2nd Georgia Hosp
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; O. A. Crenshaw is Surgeon in Charge, Royster Hosp
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; Chas. Bell Gibson is Surgeon in Charge, GH#1
New York Evening Post 5/23/1862; incredibly important description of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff from the commander of the Naugatuck (Stevens’ Battery)

Added December 4, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1862; Miss Minerva Meredith (future bread rioter) has endured a combined verbal assault – her character is attested to by local police; Mayor Mayo referred to as “his royal rotundity”
Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1862; female “spy” released from Castle Godwin after taking oath
Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1862; 13 new POWs for Libby - 7 of them disloyal citizens of Bath Co.
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1862; Winder preparing to parole all enlisted POWs in city
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1862; runaway slave notice from Tredegar
Richmond Dispatch 5/3/1862; two men badly injured at CS Lab, 7th St, unloading shell
Richmond Dispatch 5/3/1862; Company F, Tredegar Battalion, to meet
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; “lunatic” who preached unionism at Washington Monument, Capitol Square,  sent to Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; unusually large shipments of sick soldiers taxes city transportation
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; paper retracts statement of bodies being carried to cemetery before really dead
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; railroad tracks on 9th and Broad sts for the “street railway” taken up for use elsewhere
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; James L. Lepoe sent to Castle Godwin, spy & deserter
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; adv for servants & nurses for 2nd Alabama Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; YMCA asks for donation to sick at Camp Winder Hosp., via United Presbyterian Church
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1862; a company of 100 sappers and miners is working to "blockade the river James"
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; escapes & attempts, Castle Godwin & “the guard house on Franklin street.”
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; men not getting to hospitals, sleeping on streets, Libby Hill, etc.
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; Oakwood filling up fast, hospitals crowded – paper suggests the hospitals are “killing off” soldiers
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; 3 POWs arrive from Valley - sent to Libby
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; 5/5 Elias Griswold replaces A. C. Godwin as Provost Marshal of Richmond. Godwin to Salisbury to replace Gibbs, who is taking a Battalion to the field. Griswold a lawyer from Maryland Eastern Shore - other details on Elias Griswold
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; JM Holloway, surgeon at Winder, asks ladies to donate old vials
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; A. G. Lane, post surgeon at Winder Hospital, asking Richmond ladies for help
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5/6/1862; Lane, Winder Hospital, wants to hire 6-8 cooks & 20 laundresses

Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; W. N. Smith at Confederate Laboratory, 7th & Arch, needs 200 laborers
Richmond Dispatch 5/6/1862; Jas D. Browne, Supt Arty Workshop, Richmond Arsenal, needs laborers
Richmond Dispatch 5/7/1862; Pa. POW (one) brought to Libby from Valley
Richmond Dispatch 5/7/1862; Dr. F. W. Hancock adv for missing servant
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1862; nice paragraph on city gas works and their use of negroes and laborers (very laudatory toward them)
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1862; paragraph recommending removal of Houdon statue from Capitol
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1862; another paragraph urging donations to Winder Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1862; John Roberts, living on Belle Isle, looking for missing 7-year old daughter
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; 319 POWs arrive at Libby from Williamsburg, escorted by R. A. Caskie
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; car on city railway collapses, Main betw 13 & 14 - horsedrawn
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; details on a woman arrested for theft at Rocketts, sent to Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; Camp Winder needs 1000 pillow cases & bed ticks
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; newspaper suggests Old Market Hall as hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; list of other miscellaneous Yankees brought to Libby
Richmond Dispatch 5/9/1862; another runaway slave adv from Dr. F. W. Hancock
Richmond Dispatch 5/10/1862; Soldiers’ Aid Society to send committee to Winder Hosp every day
Richmond Dispatch 5/12/1862; Libby so crowded, Secretary of War authorizes use of Crew & Pemberton
Richmond Dispatch 5/12/1862; T. P. Turner and Jackson Warner escort 860 Yankee POWs to Newport News. No officers included.

Added December 1, 2007

Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; Geo. W. Alexander raid nets deserters, bounty jumpers, Castle Godwin escapee
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; list of recently arrived POWs for Libby
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; Tredegar Battalion to muster on Gamble’s Hill, full dress uniform
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; male servants needed, Georgia Hospital 21st & Cary
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; male servants needed, 3rd Georgia Hospital 24th & Franklin
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1862; Tredegar Battalion parades, 350 strong. Cannon described
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1862; Lt. R. M. Booker has become one of the Assistant Provost Marshals of the city – he had previously been one of the officers in charge of the C.S. Military Prison on Main street
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1862; Tredegar trying to exchange “T” rails for “flat or heavy” rails
Richmond Dispatch 4/25/1862; Long list of POWs arrived at Libby Prison, 4/23
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1862; some CSA soldiers sent back to units from Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1862; Man released from Castle Godwin after wife’s constant pleas to Captain Alexander
Richmond Dispatch 4/26/1862; counterfeiter to be hanged near New Alms House
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; soldier of the 21st MI loitering about the "C. S. Military Prisons" [Libby Prison] is taken into custody, assaults "Mr. Ross, clerk of the prison" and Lieut. Turner "who has charge of the prison" sends him to the Provost Marshal. Man attempts to escape, shot at 19th & Cary, rear of Quaker Meeting House, taken to Libby Prison, where he dies
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; slave whipped for stealing corn, VCRR depot
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; strayed cow from Bellevue
Richmond Dispatch 4/28/1862; Richmond Arsenal adv for chemist to make percussion caps
Richmond Dispatch 4/29/1862; hung jury in the case of a man who shot the “Sergeant of the Guard at the C. S. Military Prison” last summer
Richmond Dispatch 4/29/1862; John M. Botts at Henrico residence - released from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; Conditions upon which John M. Botts was released from Castle Godwin: move further South and tell the War Department about it
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; paragraph touting CSMC
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; names of 4 men released from Castle Godwin
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; very nice recruiting notice for CSMC
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1862; Co. F, Tredegar Battn to meet at Old Market Hall

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