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Added November 29, 2000

New York Times 7/7/1895; 1866 letter from Thomas P. Turner, commandant of Libby Prison, detailing his escape to Cuba; with engraved image

Added November 25, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1862; 10 gallons of milk are needed daily at Greanor Hospital (GH#18)
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1862; 14 wounded Yankees have died at Libby Prison hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1862; injured soldier, trapped between two railroad cars, is taken to Ezell Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/19/1862; Mrs. A. F. Hopkins, at 3rd Alabama Hospital, has been given funds for soldiers from Mobile, Alabama
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1862; 20 negroes needed at Banner Hospital (GH#12)
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1862; negroes needed at Kent Hospital (GH#5)
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1862; employees are needed at Randolph Hospital (GH#25)
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1862; 600 Yankee prisoners to be exchanged from Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 7/25/1862; Central Hospital is now vacant
Official Records, Ser. I, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 519-521 1/30/1864-2/5/1864; The only remaining war-time dispatch from Elizabeth Van Lew to Gen. Benj. Butler (USA); discusses situation in Richmond and troop movements
National Tribune 4/21/1891; notes on tools used for tunneling out of Libby Prison

Added November 22, 2000

Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; $1200 in counterfeit C. S. notes found in Libby Prison; Gen. Winder has declared possession of bogus notes a criminal offense.
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; Seaman's Bethel church, 20th street, has been taken as a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; any more Yankees brought to the city will be housed in Warwick and Barksdale's mills (Gallego Mills)
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; Cooks and nurses needed at GH#27
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; 20 male nurses and 10 laundresses needed at Union Hotel Hospital (GH#10)
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1862; donations needed at Bacon & Baskerville Hospital (GH#7)
Richmond Dispatch 7/4/1862; wounded soldiers at the Old Market Hall and at the store of Angus and Byerly need supplies
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1862; Wet nurse needed at Robertson Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1862; Bosher's Hospital needs 2 cooks
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1862; captured negroes are being used to inter the dead in Oakwood Cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 7/11/1862; inmates at Castle Godwin have been thinning out
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1862; Hollywood Cemetery is expanding to accommodate the Confederate dead
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1862; Description of the guards of the bridges over the James River
Richmond Dispatch 7/12/1862; Many unburied dead are lying about in Oakwood Cemetery; appeal for workers
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; 4 male nurses and 4 negroes needed at Louisiana Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; 2 cooks and 3 laundresses needed at Central Depot Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; 10 gallons of milk needed daily at Central Depot Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; 1 cook and 1 laundress needed at Camp Lee Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; 5 washerwomen needed at Keen Hospital (GH#6)
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1862; several hundred Yankees have arrived from Savage's Station and will be put on Belle Isle. Prisoners are anticipating exchange
Richmond Dispatch 7/21/1862; patient has been shot at Louisiana Hospital by one of the guard. The offending parties are in Castle Godwin
Richmond Enquirer 8/8/1862; escaped federal officers have been recaptured and put in Greanor prison
Richmond Enquirer 8/8/1862; prisons will soon be empty due to exchanges
National Tribune 8/20/1891; good account of life in Richmond prisons in 1861

Added November 13, 2000

National Tribune 9/5/1889; account of kind treatment on Belle Isle of a drummer-boy imprisoned there
National Tribune 12/18/1889; account of the 4th of July celebration in Libby Prison during 1863 by Louis Beaudry, the former editor of the "Libby Chronicle"
National Tribune 1/1/1891; excellent description of Crew and Pemberton Prisons and account of a "sugar raid"
National Tribune 2/19/1891; brief response to the 1/1/1891 Tribune article concerning the sugar raid and Crew and Pemberton Prisons
National Tribune 12/31/1891; brief account of incarceration in Pemberton Prison
National Tribune 6/2/1892; account of prisoners stealing flour from the cellar of Libby Prison
National Tribune 11/10/1892; "Belle Isle Revisited," gives account of the author's trip to Belle Isle and notes its changes

Added November 10, 2000

Richmond Enquirer 10/21/1851; John Enders, builder of many Richmond warehouses (including the one that became Libby Prison), has died in a fall
Richmond Whig 9/27/1861; Fire at the C. S. Laboratory - urges movement of laboratory from a central location for safety reasons
Richmond Enquirer 7/29/1862; hospital directory
Richmond Enquirer 8/8/1862; hospital directory
National Tribune 7/11/1889; Details of the dog-killing incident at Belle Isle - notes regarding a female soldier found there
National Tribune 3/27/1890; excellent description of the tunneling effort at Libby Prison by one of the tunneling party (W. S. B. Randall, 2nd Ohio Inf.) - slightly different from Moran's account

Added November 4, 2000

Richmond Whig 9/16/1861; Louisiana soldier, shot by a South Carolinian, dies in St. Charles Hospital
Richmond Whig 9/17/1861; references to recent POW escapes, says guards are more interested in keeping citizens out than prisoners in
Harper's Monthly Magazine (June 1911), pp. 86-99. Beymer, William Gilmore. "Miss Van Lew." Excellent, but lengthy, description of Van Lew's Unionist activities in Richmond during the war

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