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Added May 27, 2002

Richmond Dispatch 8/27/1861; Hodge cartridges tested at Armory on 8/26, with success
Richmond Dispatch 8/30/1861; 5 negroes caught having a party at Lancastrian Schoolhouse
Richmond Dispatch 8/30/1861; 13 POWs arrive
Richmond Dispatch 9/12/1861; Georgia hospital is being established in "large buildings on 21st street"
Richmond Dispatch 9/12/1861; VMI Board of Visitors meets again to decide the fate of the Institute during the war; notes professors engaged in service, and mistakes J. E. Johnston for T. J. Jackson
Richmond Dispatch 10/2/1861; very detailed account of the ladies' & state hospitals in Richmond - gives statistics and descriptions
National Tribune 5/2/1901; notes on the Belle Isle singing quartet
National Tribune 7/4/1901; Van Lew mansion to become a club house
National Tribune 1/2/1902; notes from a former Libby Prisoner, who commanded the prison after the occupation of Richmond; mentions Dick Turner being imprisoned there.

Added May 18, 2002

Richmond Dispatch 8/4/1861; more details on the Hanover Junction train wreck
Richmond Dispatch 9/27/1861; Virginia Central RR is building a stone building at their RR shops

Added May 17, 2002

Richmond at War 4/26/1861; city council approves railroad connections through the city
Richmond Dispatch 4/27/1861; order to connect the railroads in Richmond and Petersburg
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1861; 5th North Carolina Regiment arrives in Richmond and camps near the York River RR depot
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 Dispatch 8/1/1861; report of a body left on the platform at the Virginia Central depot
Richmond Dispatch 8/2/1861; rumor of body on the platform at the Virginia Central depot is false
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; appointment of new superintendent of the Richmond and York River RR
Richmond Dispatch 8/3/1861; great description of train accident on the Central Railroad, near Hanover Junction
Richmond Examiner 5/25/1864; VMI cadets arrive in Richmond, parade in Capitol Square and hear speeches from Governor Smith and President Davis

Added May 16, 2002

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 30, end page [no date, but before 8/15/1862]; list of surgeons in Chimborazo Hospital #1 and the wards to which they were assigned
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 228 12/11/1862; the estate of W. A. Hardgrove would like their slaves to be returned from Chimborazo, in order to be sold
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 228 12/11/1862; the sick and wounded (300 in number) from Howard's Grove are being sent to Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 15 1/17/1863; All the nurses and attendants from General Hospital #21 are temporarily sent to Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 32 1/31/1863; hospital attendants from General Hospital #21, temporarily assigned to Chimborazo, are ordered back
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 41 2/7/1863; "least efficient" surgeons at Chimborazo are ordered to be reported to the Medical Director
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 326 [no date, but probably after 2/7/1863]; Habersham gives details of his three least efficient surgeons at Chimborazo #2
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 46 2/11/1863; Chimborazo morning reports are "carelessly and inaccurately kept"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 54 2/21/1863; list of surgeons recently ordered to Chimborazo and the Divisions they are attached to
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 94 4/3/1863; question about Hospital Stewards at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 112 4/20/1863; Medical Directors office has been moved - it is now two doors from the Mechanics' Institute
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 189 9/20/1864; questions from Wm. Carrington about Phoebe Pember (2nd Division Matron) and the alcohol under her charge; asks if she has been disrespectful towards any other surgeons
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 276 11/10/1864; two men arrested near the Chimborazo bath house
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 286 11/29/1864; Division #1 wards (except six) are closed and the staff are reported to McCaw for duty elsewhere
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 259 1/14/1865; cases of Fracture of the Maxillary Bone are to be transferred to Robertson Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 309 3/20/1865; McCaw is asked for recommendation to fill the post of Surgeon in Charge of Division #4; Davis is no longer there
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 316 3/24/1865; report of hospital property destroyed by Sheridan's raiders on the hospital boat "Bell of Pemberton"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 346-347 no date; description of the operation of the Chimborazo Bakery

Added May 15, 2002

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 206 11/12/1862; notes on some culinary needs in Chimborazo #5; notes that many improvements have been made
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 34 6/8/1864; Phoebe Pember is directed to furnish a list of food on hand to the Surgeon in Charge by 10 AM every day
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 36 2/25/1865; Habersham directs that the hospital wagon shall not be used for any purposes other than official; the hospital wagon shall only visit the matron's house once a day
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 36 4/2/1865; doctors will remain at the hospital longer, anticipating the large numbers of wounded to be brought in

Added May 14, 2002

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 8 4/9/1862; McCaw directs that every hospital at Chimborazo shall have a dead house - gives particulars about their operations
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 61 3/5/1863; One of the Matrons at Chimborazo is accustomed to entertaining for dinner - Moore cautions against the tendency of the matrons to become extravagant
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 102 4/11/1863; Carrington orders McCaw to retain a Mrs. Stickney as a matron, but Habersham (2nd Division Surgeon) had fired her previously for insubordination; she is described as "a dangerous character about a Hospital"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 9 7/7/1863; Chimborazo Division #5 is directed to be set aside for North Carolinians
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 24 8/30/1863; McCaw directs that hereafter, no carriages or horses will enter or leave the hospital after 8 PM
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 256 11/21/1863; list of Surgeons from Chimborazo who are subscribing to the medical journal that McCaw is publishing
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 8 12/14/1863(?); details on laundry operation for Chimborazo Division #2 - no clothing or bedding will be given out without an order from Mrs. Pember
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 259 11/26/1863; Matron from the now-closed Louisiana Hospital is recommended to McCaw
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 1 1/2/1864; Chimborazo is directed to have "a sufficiency of ice"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 2 1/5/1864; McCaw hires a slave of Mrs. Harwood
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 7 1/8/1864; questions on the status of two men on the Chimborazo staff
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 79 1/9/1864; 51 stoves in Division #4 and description of their uses
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 16 1/21/1864; the Chimborazo bakery is discontinued owing to a "want of flour"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 17 1/25/1864; patients remaining at Chimborazo are ordered to be consolidated into one Division, and the others closed, the employees discharged if practicable. In the future, women without children will be preferred as matrons
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 51 1/27/1864; McCaw directs that the number of fires (stoves) in the Divisions will be limited and directs matrons to make repairs to bedding
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 18 1/28/1864; patients from General Hospital #1 and Howard's Grove are to be sent to Chimborazo; rescinds the order closing down unoccupied Divisions of Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 86 2/1/1864; an Assistant Surgeon will visit the guard house daily to treat sick members of the Chimborazo guard
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 86 - 87 2/1/1864; details over the housing for a matron of Chimborazo Hospital - only $20 is provided by the Government for matrons' quarters - she required $30. McCaw attempts to have building erected for them.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 62 3/13/1864; question about horses at Chimborazo - McCaw reports that he has 250 men "in the trenches" and needs the horses very badly
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 76 3/31/1864; Carrington wishes to get some extra copies of the Medical Journal when it is published by McCaw
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 82 4/9/1864; Habersham (Chimborazo Division #2 Surgeon) needs extra staff and beds for 400 patients
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 85 4/21/1864; McCaw directs that dirt piles will be collected by the dirt cart after 11 AM
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 90 5/2/1864; McCaw gets dressed down for opening 4 Divisions with only 1008 patients
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 115 5/22/1864; Carrington desires to open a hospital at the Old Fair Grounds (Stuart Hospital) and needs attendants for it from Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 115 5/28/1864; 100 tents are sent to Chimborazo to make a convalescent division (Division #6)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 117 5/31/1864; Chimborazo Division #5 surgeons complain of the inadequacy of the room for the officer of the day and request carpenter shop be taken over for the purpose
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 119 6/2/1864; McCaw is directed to employ a barber so that the patients can have their hair cut
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 120 6/3/1864; 120 fly tents arrive at Chimborazo for use as a convalescent division (Division #6)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 121 6/3/1864; Chimborazo's capacity is increased by reducing the space allotted to each patient to 500 cubic feet. Furloughs are encouraged to keep beds open in the hospital; more tents will be sent soon
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 34 6/4/1864; response to Phoebe Pember's suggestion of creating a special ward for Marylanders - Surgeon feels that it would be favoritism
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 123 6/6/1864; poles for one hundred tents have arrived at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 146 7/6/1864; notes on four contract surgeons at Chimborazo Division #4
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 155 7/22/1864; two naked bodies are in the dead house from Chimborazo Division #5
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 185 9/9/1864; Browne (Chimborazo Division #1 Surgeon) requests extra surgeons; he has only two at this time

Added May 12, 2002

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 227 7/28/1863; any soldiers from Chimborazo Hospital found in the city without proper authorization will be examined and sent back to duty
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 181 7/28/1863; hospital capacity at Chimborazo Hospital is increased by reducing amount of space per patient to 800 cubic feet
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 196 8/13/1863; matrons at Winder and Chimborazo Hospitals are using the ambulances as "pleasure carriages" and must be stopped
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 207 8/26/1863; McCaw is evicted from the "Chimborazo House," though the owner does not require the dead-house "in the garden" to be removed; probably refers to the headquarters building
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 186 8/26/1863; all Georgians who are able to walk are transferred from Chimborazo Hospital to Jackson Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 189  9/25/1863; Alabamians in Chimborazo Division 4 complain of food - McCaw is ordered to inspect the food and transfer men from NC & AL
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 276 10/9/1863; Chaplains are not allowed to live at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 250 10/29/1863; McCaw rents a house for the matrons from Clopton & Lyne @ $1500/yr

 

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