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Added June 21, 2001

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 4/20/1861; Richmond Howitzers have moved into their new quarters under the Spotswood Hotel
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; 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 5/8/1861; Ad for Ree's photographic gallery
William S. Campbell letter 3/18/1862; description of 1st Alabama Hospital and surgeons; mentions Mrs. Hopkins and 2nd Alabama Hospital
G. W. Alexander letter 5/3/1862; letter from Alexander to Godwin, containing a breakdown of the numbers of guards detailed at the various prisons
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1863; 39 prisoners arrive at Libby Prison, including one Lieutenant and one Surgeon
Richmond Dispatch 5/4/1863; Frances Kelley sent on to trial for being engaged in the bread riot
Richmond Dispatch 5/4/1863; description of the first flying of the Second National Confederate Flag
Richmond Dispatch 5/5/1863; Maj. Gen. Isaac Trimble, who was wounded at Manassas, has arrived in the city and is staying in a home at 20th and Broad
Richmond Enquirer 10/21/1863; Masonic Lodge has been built at Drewry's Bluff

Added June 15, 2001

Richmond Examiner 3/4/1862; editorial condemnation of Franklin Stearns, a Unionist and wealthy citizen
Richmond Enquirer 7/15/1862; rosy description of prisoners on Belle Isle
Richmond Examiner 9/26/1862; Surgeon General's report on Richmond and Petersburg hospitals. Notes that, up to this time, almost 100,000 patients have been treated in Richmond hospitals. Includes mortality figures.
Virginia Historical Inventory 5/6/1863; order from Medical Director Carrington assigning Acting Assistant Surgeon L. C. Crump to duty at Chimborazo Hospital
Franklin (PA) Repository 11/18/1863; a paroled chaplain says prisoners on Belle Isle are being intentionally starved
Franklin (PA) Repository 4/6/1864; Gen. Neal Dow's assertion that Libby Prison was mined during the Dahlgren raid
Franklin (PA) Repository 2/22/1865; announcement of the death of Gen. John H. Winder
Dedham Gazette 5/20/1865; "Libby Prison Now and Then"- notes how Libby Prison has changed, and offers a general history. Notes that Libby Prison and Castle Thunder are now run by two Captains from the 24th Mass.
Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries July-December 1886; Interesting, and fair, account of a surgeon confined in Libby during 1863; notes on T. P. Turner's obesity(?)
New York Times 2/8/1891; beginning of serialized account by a Chickamauga prisoner regarding life in Libby Prison. Excellent details on reception and layout of the prison.


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