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1863 Newspapers in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Richmond Dispatch 1/2/1863; Confederate Laboratory has moved to Brown's Island, and 300 females are now working there. Describes the island's prior uses.
Richmond Dispatch 1/5/1863; excellent description of the Confederate Laboratory
Richmond Dispatch 1/5/1863; Gen Winder is renting a warehouse near Libby to accommodate influx of prisoners - 1600 in Libby now
Richmond Dispatch 1/5/1863; five inmates of Castle Thunder have gotten sick with small pox, and taken to Howard's Grove
Augusta (GA) Constitutionalist 1/6/1863; good descriptions of the First and Second Georgia Hospitals
Richmond Enquirer 1/6/1863; Excellent description of C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Enquirer 1/6/1863; 100 military prisoners from Castle Lightning returned to their regiments
Richmond Enquirer 1/6/1863; 30 more prisoners arrive at Libby
Richmond Whig 1/7/1863; ads for employees at Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1863; smallpox hospital for negroes opened at Howard's Grove
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1863; lime is spread on the floor at Castle Thunder and prevents Smallpox
Richmond Dispatch 1/12/1863; separate small-pox hospital has been opened for negroes at Howard's Grove by the city council
Richmond Enquirer 1/13/1863; Negro smallpox hospital at Howard's Grove; hospital near Shockoe Burying Ground (City Hospital) reserved for whites
Richmond Enquirer 1/13/1863; new rates at Medical College Hospital
Richmond Whig 1/13/1863; Small Pox hospital opened for negroes at Howard's Grove.
Richmond Dispatch 1/15/1863; freight train accident near Ashland on the RF&P RR
Richmond Dispatch 1/17/1863; Belle Isle is ordered to be fitted up for prison use - huts and tents are ordered erected
Richmond Whig 1/19/1863; Library wanted for the Texas Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 1/23/1863; captured Yankee railroad engine has been re-gauged and assigned to the Danville RR
Richmond Dispatch 1/28/1863; workmen are tearing up the connecting tracks on Broad street (connecting the RF&P and the Central RRs)
Richmond Sentinel 3/11/1863; "Richmond will be thus well prepared with means to prevent destructive conflagrations" with the new fire engine donated to the city by various insurance companies
Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; Libby Prison items; gives details of the capture of Brig. Gen. E. H. Stoughton, at Fairfax Court House; Stoughton & others initially lodged at Ballard house, dragged out at night by provost marshals
Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; Explosion at C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Examiner 3/14/1863; two Confederate deserters put in Castle Thunder
Richmond Enquirer 3/14/1863; Explosion at C. S. Laboratory
Richmond Sentinel 3/14/1863; Colonel Quantrell is in Richmond, and staying at the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Sentinel 3/16/1863; description and details of the Brown's Island Confederate Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/17/1863; no more deaths from the laboratory explosion - donations for their relief have been pouring in
Richmond Sentinel 3/17/1863; committee appointed to disburse contributions to victims of the Laboratory explosions
Richmond Sentinel 3/18/1863; Mary Ryan, who caused the explosion at the Confederate Laboratory, has died of her wounds
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1863; body of John Pelham has been brought to the Capitol to lie in state - the body of Major Puller (ancestor to the famous USMC General "Chesty" Puller) has passed through Richmond on the York River Railroad
Richmond Sentinel 3/20/1863; another man dies of his wounds after the Confederate Laboratory disaster
Richmond Sentinel 3/21/1863; description of the body of Maj. John Pelham lying in state at the State Capitol - includes letter from J. E. B. Stuart
Richmond Sentinel 3/21/1863; 14-year old girl dies of her wounds from the Laboratory explosion
Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph 3/23/1863; correspondence of 5th TX soldier describing the Texas Hospital, and the benevolence of Mr. Tanner, co-proprietor of Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1863; fatal injuries at Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1863; Danville RR cars bring in over 1000 prisoners, some officers named. At present, there are 180 officers in Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 3/23/1863; J. E. B. Stuart has been in town; Col. Rosser is recuperating in Richmond, and N. G. Evans is here also.
Richmond Sentinel 3/25/1863; two soldiers, charged with shooting two men, have been sent to Castle Thunder to await Court-Martial
Richmond Sentinel 3/26/1863; benefit to be held tonight at the Market Hall for the victims of the Laboratory explosion
Richmond Sentinel 3/30/1863; Capt. Webster, under sentence of death, attempts to escape from Castle Thunder, but sprains his ankle in the jump, and doesn't get far before being recaptured
Richmond Examiner 4/1/1863; 815 Yankee prisoners have been paroled from Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 4/1/1863; eight prisoners, including six Yankee deserters, are registered at Libby, from Weldon, N. C.
Richmond Sentinel 4/1/1863; dress parades of the City Battalion and Smith's Armory Band are attracting ladies to Capitol Square every night
Richmond Examiner 4/3/1863; hospital at Castle Thunder moved to 21st between Main & Cary
Richmond Examiner 4/3/1863; list of alleged bread rioters that were arrested are are being examined by the Mayor today
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; editorial regarding the recent bread riot
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; account of the trials of several of the bread rioters, great details on individual cases, including Mary Jackson and Dr. Thomas M. Palmer, surgeon at the Florida Hospital (GH#11)
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; reaction to a former Libby prisoner's writings
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; buildings of the C. S. Laboratory have been rebuilt
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; Castle Thunder items; notes that there are daily attempts at escapes
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; captured United States flags are stored at Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 4/4/1863; youthful rock battles are occurring daily on Gamble's Hill
Richmond Examiner 4/6/1863; account of the trials of several of the bread rioters, great details on individual cases
Richmond Examiner 4/6/1863; the Richmond City Battalion (25th Bn VA Inf) is understood to be leaving the city for active service due to unsavory types infesting its ranks
Richmond Examiner 4/6/1863; Canal Basin bridge at 8th street, which collapsed under the weight of passing Yankee prisoners, is annoying by its absence
Richmond Whig 4/6/1863; escape attempt at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/7/1863; prisoner shot at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/7/1863; deserter from the 54VA shot and killed while trying to escape from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/7/1863; details on the case of Dr. Palmer, arrested for defying the Governor and the Mayor, during the Bread Riot.
Richmond Examiner 4/7/1863; account of the trials of several of the bread rioters, great details on individual cases
Richmond Examiner 4/7/1863; account of the arraignment of Thomas Palmer, Surgeon at the Florida Hospital; J. H. Gilmer and G. W. Randolph are the accused's legal counsel
Richmond Examiner 4/7/1863; The Spotswood Hotel is enlarging its facilities
Richmond Examiner 4/8/1863; account of the trials of several of the bread rioters, great details on individual cases
Richmond Examiner 4/8/1863; prisoner at Castle Thunder was shot at and wounded after verbally abusing a guard
Richmond Examiner 4/8/1863; many prisoners have arrived at Libby Prison; a flag of truce exchanged prisoners yesterday
Richmond Examiner 4/8/1863; two Yankee POWs, who had taken an oath of allegiance to the CSA, attempted to escape back to Union lines and were recaptured and sent to Libby, then to Castle Thunder
Richmond Whig 4/8/1863; prisoners killed at Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 4/9/1863; denial by Martha Goode that she is one of the bread rioters - claims someone is using her name
Richmond Examiner 4/9/1863; Castle Thunder items; notes that two members of the city battalion (the guards for the Richmond prisons) have been imprisoned for sleeping at their posts
Richmond Examiner 4/9/1863; denial of the rumor that the Spotswood Hotel is closing
Richmond Examiner 4/9/1863; a portion of the detective force stationed at Castle Thunder has been sent to work for the Provost Marshal
Richmond Examiner 4/9/1863; more cases at the Mayor's Court from the Bread Riot
Richmond Sentinel 4/9/1863; City Battalion is to be increased in size, and parades nightly on Capitol Square, to the delight of the ladies
Richmond Sentinel 4/9/1863; General Elzey holds a review of troops in Richmond in "Rocketts old field"
Richmond Dispatch 4/10/1863; St. Charles Hotel (GH#8) sold
Richmond Sentinel 4/10/1863; St. Charles Hotel sold for $79,600 - still being used as a hospital (GH#8)
Richmond Sentinel 4/11/1863; details of the execution of Captain Webster, a Castle Thunder prisoner, at Camp Lee
Richmond Sentinel 4/13/1863; body of a Laboratory explosion victim found in the "race leading to Haxall’s mills." Notes that 50 deaths have thus far resulted from the explosion
Richmond Sentinel 4/14/1863; two men arrested during the Bread Riot are charged with felonies - speculation over whether City is liable for damage done during the riot
Richmond Sentinel 4/15/1863; two prisoners escaped from the City Jail; five men escaped from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 4/15/1863; another female rioter sent on, charged with a felony
Richmond Sentinel 4/16/1863; 3 people (including Mary Jackson) remanded to be tried for felonies for their roles in the Bread Riot - 1 man acquitted of the same
Richmond Examiner 4/18/1863; Two artillerists, including a man from Battery #2, who escaped from Castle Thunder have been recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1863; the Washington Statue in Capitol Square has been adopted as the official seal of the Confederacy
Richmond Sentinel 4/18/1863; another Bread Rioter sent on for felony
Richmond Sentinel 4/20/1863; workman at the Confederate Arsenal severely injured by getting caught in a turning lathe
Richmond Sentinel 4/22/1863; the Clay statue in Capitol Square has been mutilated by young boys - two fingers missing
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; two more rioters charged with felonies
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1863; St. Charles Hotel (GH#8) rented to Ga. Hosp. & Relief Association
Richmond Dispatch 4/24/1863; 11 prisoners arrive at Libby; 200 officers confined there
Richmond Sentinel 4/24/1863; Mary Jackson and Mary Johnson, Bread Rioters, seek bail
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; two men of the City Battalion have their heads shaved and drummed out of camp for accepting a bribe from a prisoner which allowed him to escape - sent to Camp Lee as conscripts
Richmond Sentinel 4/29/1863; Eighth Street bridge over the canal has been rebuilt after its collapse during transfer of prisoners
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1863; two Confederate wrong-doers are put in the Castle Thunder hospital (GH#13).
Richmond Dispatch 4/30/1863; 39 prisoners arrive at Libby Prison, including one Lieutenant and one Surgeon
Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1863; great description of Drewry's Bluff - notes that many visitors have visited the bluff
Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1863; former guard at Belle Isle has been arrested for forgery
Richmond Dispatch 5/1/1863; prison items; notes on Castle Thunder and Libby Prison recent arrivals
Richmond Sentinel 5/1/1863; St. Charles Hotel has been taken by the Georgia Hospital and Relief Association
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1863; more Yankee prisoners have arrived in Libby Prison, including a correspondent for the New York Herald (Vosburg)
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1863; Mary Duke has been charged with being involved in the Bread Riot
Richmond Dispatch 5/2/1863; City Battalion (25th Va Battn) parades behind Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 5/4/1863; more Yankees arrive at Libby Prison; all officers and men will be exchanged tomorrow
Richmond Dispatch 5/4/1863; horse stolen from Camp Winder
Richmond Dispatch 5/4/1863; patient at Camp Winder enquires about a missing friend
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; 550 Yankee prisoners (including 2 generals) will be exchanged today from Libby Prison
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 Dispatch 5/6/1863; more prisoners have arrived at Libby Prison; 219 officers and 303 men were exchanged yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 5/6/1863; prisoners arrive at Castle Thunder and Libby Prison; 554 prisoner sent by flag of truce to City Point; Libby now has very few inmates "except political prisoners"
Richmond Sentinel 5/6/1863; more riot cases, including Dr. Thos. Palmer
Richmond Enquirer 5/7/1863; 1,000+ wounded men brought to Richmond; the severely wounded are taken to General Hospital #1
Richmond Examiner 5/7/1863; prisoner is shot and killed while trying to escape Castle Thunder
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; description of the imprisonment (in Libby Prison) and diplomatic flap surrounding Baron Rudolph Wardener, an Austrian citizen
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; description of the trials of several bread rioters, including Thomas Palmer, surgeon at the Florida Hospital (GH#11)
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; more prisoners arrive at Libby Prison, including BG Hayes and thousands more await transportation to Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; servants and laundresses needed at General Hospital #12
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; ten negro nurses are needed at General Hospital #20
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; twenty mules needed at Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; C. S. Naval Works, at the warehouse of Talbott & Brothers, needs old copper and zinc
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; Surgeon F. W. Hancock is in charge of receiving and distributing patients to the various hospitals in Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; City Jail has been left unguarded, and there have been several escapes
New York Herald 5/9/1863; captured correspondent (Vosberg) for the Herald gives a detailed description of life inside Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 5/9/1863; Gen. Hays and others arrive at Libby prison, which has been white-washed and cleaned to accommodate them
Richmond Sentinel 5/9/1863; more riot cases - Thomas Palmer discharged
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1863; between two and three thousand Yankee prisoners arrive and quartered at Crew's factory
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1863; Castle Thunder admittees; 1300 Yankees arrived at Libby yesterday - if this rate keeps up, Belle Isle will be re-opened
Richmond Examiner 5/11/1863; two prisoners at Castle Thunder die of Small Pox
Richmond Sentinel 5/11/1863; huge arrival of Yankee prisoners at Libby - line stretches through the city
Richmond Enquirer 5/12/1863; detailed description of the arrival of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's remains and the subsequent procession to Capitol Square
Richmond Dispatch 5/12/1863; editorial regarding the death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson
Richmond Dispatch 5/12/1863; detailed description of the arrival in Richmond of Stonewall Jackson's remains and the procession through the city
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1863; detailed description of the funeral procession of Gen. Stonewall Jackson
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1863; editorial lamentation that Jackson's remains will not be buried in Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Dispatch 5/13/1863; editorial description of opinion regarding Yankee prisoners (very negative)
Richmond Sentinel 5/13/1863; brief description of Belle Isle, which has the appearance of being "a military camp" with a large number of prisoners now confined there
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; Stonewall Jackson's remains were taken from the Capitol to the Central RR depot
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; over 7,000 prisoners from Libby Prison and Belle Isle have been exchanged
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; Capt. Jos. Griswold, Provost Marshal of Richmond resigns, and is replaced by Capt. James Brown
Richmond Dispatch 5/14/1863; new Confederate flag will be displayed on the Capitol today
Richmond Enquirer 5/14/1863; description of the removal of Jackson's remains to the Central RR depot
Richmond Examiner 5/14/1863; prisoners at Libby and Belle Isle are being paroled
Richmond Sentinel 5/14/1863; Public guard escorts the remains of General Jackson to the Central Depot for transportation to Lexington
Richmond Examiner 5/15/1863; GH#22 in excellent order
Richmond Dispatch 5/16/1863; fire at Crenshaw Mills and Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Examiner 5/16/1863; fire at Crenshaw Mills and Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Sentinel 5/16/1863; fire at Crenshaw Mills and Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond Whig 5/16/1863; fire at Crenshaw Mills and Tredegar Iron Works
Charleston Mercury 5/16/1863; war news - notes the fire at Tredegar and the Crenshaw Woolen Mills
Richmond Examiner 5/16/1863; Belle Isle is vacant of prisoners
Richmond Examiner 5/16/1863; Polish soldiers in Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/18/1863; Tredegar employees are retaining their jobs, despite damage to the works
Richmond Sentinel 5/18/1863; ladies are stealing flowers from Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond Sentinel 5/18/1863; 882 Yankee prisoners arrive; there are now 242 officers in Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/19/1863; GH#22 mortality rate 3 1/8%; others, 5%
Richmond Sentinel 5/19/1863; prisoners try to tunnel out of Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 5/20/1863; more escape attempts at Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; care of patients at Louisiana Hospital
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; escape attempt at Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; 764 Yankee prisoners in Richmond, including 250 officers
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; large, new Confederate flag is being flown over Libby Prison
Richmond Examiner 5/21/1863; ruined wall at Tredegar falls down, injuring several
Richmond Whig 5/21/1863; Letter of Complaint from Winder Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 5/25/1863; Lieut. La Touche escorts 650 prisoners from Libby by flag of truce to City Point. Canadian Castle Thunder prisoner goes with them
Richmond Whig 5/27/1863; Notice of fraud at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 5/28/1863; Letter from Winder hospital patient praising accommodations
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1863; Rebuke of 5/28 letter by another soldier
Richmond Sentinel 5/30/1863; wounded soldier at the Globe Hospital searches for his brothers
Richmond Sentinel 6/3/1863; letter from patient dispelling the notion that Winder Hospital is a "gloomy" place
Richmond Sentinel 6/3/1863; Reference to other Winder complaints
Richmond Sentinel 6/4/1863; people are stealing flowers from Hollywood and Shockoe cemeteries
Charleston Mercury 6/6/1863; news from Richmond - notes that the Tredegar Iron Works are up and running again after the fire
Richmond Enquirer 6/12/1863; 600 prisoners at Castle Thunder; prison has been improved lately.
Richmond Examiner 6/13/1863; fire at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Examiner 6/13/1863; 50 Yankees arrive at Libby Prison hospital, including Capt. Wm. Sawyer
Richmond Dispatch 6/18/1863; Excellent description of General Hospital #22 (Howard's Factory)
Richmond Sentinel 6/18/1863; Notice announcing the formation of a Library Association for 1st Division, Winder Hospital, and request for books.
Richmond Enquirer 6/26/1863; Notice announcing the formation of a Library Association for 1st Division, Winder Hospital, and request for books.
Richmond Sentinel 6/27/1863; cap and gloves that Stonewall Jackson was wearing when he was wounded are in the possession of a patient at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 6/27/1863; Castle Thunder escapee has been recaptured
Richmond Sentinel 6/30/1863; the ironclad Virginia II was launched from the Rocketts shipyard yesterday
Richmond Sentinel 7/2/1863; attempted escape from Castle Thunder
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1863; two deserters "lodged" in Castle Thunder; mentions escape attempt by tunneling.
Richmond Examiner 7/4/1863; damaged Tredegar departments are being restored to operation; Crenshaw mills will not be rebuilt
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1863; military prisoners form the Castle Thunder Battalion.
Richmond Whig 7/7/1863; proposed executions at Libby Prison
Richmond Dispatch 7/8/1863; woman arrested trying to force her way into Libby Prison.
Richmond Examiner 7/11/1863; Seabrook's (GH#9) emptied to receive wounded from Gettysburg
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1863; Richmond City Council appropriates money for St. Charles Hospital (GH#8)
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1863; Lt. Buford, aka Alice Williams, sent to Mississippi from Castle Thunder.
Richmond Sentinel 7/16/1863; Lieut. Bufurd, aka Alice Williams, has been released from Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 7/17/1863; 1500 wounded from Gettysburg distributed to Richmond hospitals from GH#9
Richmond Examiner 7/17/1863; no more visitors will be allowed at Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Sentinel 7/17/1863; Mary Jackson, ringleader of the Bread Riot, is to be tried with misdemeanor
Richmond Sentinel 7/20/1863; details on the identification of the mustering officer at
Richmond Sentinel 7/20/1863; a female spy is confined at St. Francis de Sales Hospital
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; Yankee prisoner at "the prison opposite Castle Thunder" is shot by the guard for leaning out the window.
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; A member of the Washington Artillery, a four-time escapee from Castle Thunder has been recaptured and put back in Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; negro soldier discovered on Belle Isle while paroling prisoners
Richmond Examiner 7/21/1863; 1,006 prisoners paroled from Belle Isle and sent north
Richmond Sentinel 7/22/1863; an enormous bird is brought to Castle Thunder - wing amputated, still manages to gouge out the eyeballs of one of the Castle Thunder dogs
Richmond Sentinel 7/22/1863; Yankee prisoner in the building opposite Castle Thunder is shot by a sentinel
Richmond Sentinel 7/23/1863; body of Gen. Pettigrew arrives by the RF&P RR and lies in state in the Capitol
Richmond Examiner 7/27/1863; GH#22 closed; Jackson opened
Richmond Sentinel 7/27/1863; Female spy at St. Francis de Sales
Richmond Examiner 7/28/1863; prisoners at Castle Thunder now have access to the "large plaza" attached to it
Richmond Examiner 7/28/1863; 4,300 total prisoners in Richmond; 3,309 at Belle Isle; several thousand paroled recently
Richmond Sentinel 7/28/1863; post office has been removed from the Custom House to the basement of the Spotswood Hotel
Richmond Sentinel 7/29/1863; prayer meetings at Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 7/29/1863; great physical description of Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Sentinel 7/29/1863; Yankee General Neal Dow is to be sent south
Richmond Sentinel 7/30/1863; more Union officers arrive - 512 POW officers are now in Richmond
Richmond Sentinel 8/1/1863; building at Chimborazo struck by lightning
Richmond Sentinel 8/4/1863; notes that the grounds of the Hermitage Fair Grounds (Camp Lee) have been negatively impacted by the usages of war
Richmond Sentinel 8/5/1863; the Winder building, on 10th between Broad and Capitol streets, is nearly completed; declares it better than the stables that formerly occupied the site
Richmond Examiner 8/6/1863; sick and disabled on furlough to GH#12
Richmond Examiner 8/6/1863; 500 prisoners at Castle Thunder will be released
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1863; sick & disabled on furlough may stay at Wayside hospital (GH#12)
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1863; patient at Winder Hospital detained at Castle Thunder with no charge and eventually released
Richmond Sentinel 8/8/1863; 100 prisoners arrive at Libby Prison, 65 negroes incarcerated in Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/10/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; price of slaves is more now than it has been in the past
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; General John B. Hood is in the city, recovering from his wound
Richmond Sentinel 8/12/1863; account of a deserter from Drewry's Bluff reporting that the fort garrisons only 90 men
Richmond Enquirer 8/14/1863; "Libby Prison Items," says 4,868 prisoners(!!) registered at Libby; Federal officer dies in the hospital and buried at Oakwood
Richmond Enquirer 8/14/1863; details on a creative escape attempt from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/14/1863; advocates a fence be built around the canal basin - notes that several people drowned there in the past year after stumbling into the basin
Richmond Sentinel 8/15/1863; man dies suddenly at the Libby Prison hospital and interred in Oakwood Cemetery
Richmond Sentinel 8/18/1863; J. R. Anderson (Tredegar Iron Works) buys a lot of flour to sell to his workers at cost
Richmond Sentinel 8/19/1863; officer at Drewry's Bluff is court-martialled for being AWOL, and confined to camp
Richmond Sentinel 8/21/1863; list of imprisoned slaves at Castle Thunder and Libby Prison
Richmond Whig 8/24/1863; purported letter from prisoner at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 8/25/1863; letter from prisoner at Libby
Richmond Sentinel 8/27/1863; Gen. R. E. Lee is in town for a short visit
Richmond Sentinel 8/28/1863; another slave list from Castle Thunder
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Belle Isle has 4 - 5,000 prisoners
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Commandants of Libby and Castle Thunder have been called back for duty, after leave of absence of 15 days
Richmond Examiner 9/1/1863; Few arrivals at Libby prison
Richmond Sentinel 9/2/1863; Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9) admission procedure
Richmond Sentinel 9/12/1863; Castle Thunder praised
Richmond Whig 9/14/1863; McCaw announces that Chimborazo will be used for Va. regiments, and gives details of furlough policy, etc.
Richmond Sentinel 9/16/1863; patient at Howard's Grove Hospital arrested for being "drunk and disorderly in the street"
Richmond Sentinel 9/17/1863; 50 soldiers wounded at Brandy Station arrive at Seabrook's Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 9/19/1863; Mary C. Van Lew (related to E. L. Van Lew?) arrested and fined for letting her slave go at large
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9) admission procedure and general description
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; Virginia Army Agency's list of wounded & transport to Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; description of Libby Prison; says 600-700 officers there
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; details of the execution of Spencer Kellogg (convicted as a spy) at Camp Lee 
Richmond Sentinel 10/1/1863; inmates are attempting to tunnel out of Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/1/1863; Gen. Winder attempts to impress the tobacco factory of Jas. H. Grant at Franklin and 19th for a slave hospital, but Grant gets an injunction to keep his property and succeeds in blocking Winder's attempt
Richmond Sentinel 10/3/1863; Gen. Winder wants to move all POWs to from Castle Thunder to the Alms House (GH#1)
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Guard at Libby Prison shoots three fellow guards
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; 8,550 prisoners at Belle Isle
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Guard at Belle Isle put in Castle Thunder for trading with prisoners
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; Maryland officer dies in the Libby Prison hospital
Richmond Examiner 10/5/1863; city wants Almshouse (GH#1) back for the poor
Richmond Sentinel 10/5/1863; guard at Castle Thunder shoots three other members of the City Battalion in a fight. Mentions a parade ground near Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; two slaves whipped for stealing things at General Hospital No. 4
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; 850 Belle Isle prisoners to be sent off today
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; Wayside Hospital established at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Whig 10/6/1863; Gen. Winder wants General Hospital #1 as a prison
Richmond Sentinel 10/6/1863; Wayside Hospital established at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Enquirer 10/9/1863; 3 guards at Libby Prison put in Castle Thunder for trading with the prisoners
Richmond Whig 10/9/1863; Library wanted at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/9/1863; Library established at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/12/1863; More on library at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/12/1863; Georgia patients vote for Gov. at Winder
Richmond Sentinel 10/14/1863; More on library at Winder
Richmond Enquirer 10/17/1863; Yankee surgeons at Libby to be exchanged
Richmond Sentinel 10/17/1863; Seabrook's warehouse to be used for a wayside hospital for soldiers on furlough
Richmond Enquirer 10/19/1863; report of the Florida Hospital (GH#11) - notes that of 1,076 patients treated, only 53 have died
Richmond Enquirer 10/20/1863; Religious services at Libby Prison
Richmond Enquirer 10/21/1863; Masonic Lodge has been built at Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Whig 10/21/1863; provisions arrive from North for Yankee prisoners
Richmond Whig 10/22/1863; wounded arriving at Seabrook's Hospital (GH#9)
Richmond Whig 10/23/1863; prison break from Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; Masonic Lodge has been built at Drewry's Bluff
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; murder at Castle Thunder
Richmond Sentinel 10/23/1863; 10,500 prisoners at Belle Isle
Richmond Sentinel 10/26/1863; alleged abuses in hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1863; laundresses at General Hospital #13 convicted of stealing linens
Richmond Sentinel 10/28/1863; a Confederate deserter tries to escape from General Hospital #13 by means of climbing down a bed sheet rope out the window - falls and receives a concussion, and returned to confinement
Richmond Whig 11/3/1863; escapee from Castle Thunder reaches yankee lines
Richmond Whig 11/3/1863; A matron in the hospital is writing a book; any help will be appreciated. <Possibly Phoebe Y. Pember.>
Richmond Sentinel 11/7/1863; fire near Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 11/9/1863; "outbreak" at Belle Isle suppressed
Richmond Sentinel 11/10/1863; case of G. W. Alexander (Castle Thunder) for "defiant contempt of the authority" of the Confederate States District Court, will be heard today
Richmond Sentinel 11/11/1863; details of trial of Commandant G. W. Alexander (Castle Thunder)
Richmond Sentinel 11/14/1863; six Yankee prisoners in Castle Thunder take the oath of allegiance and are released
Richmond Sentinel 11/16/1863; Yankees escape from Castle Thunder
Franklin (PA) Repository 11/18/1863; a paroled chaplain says prisoners on Belle Isle are being intentionally starved
Richmond Sentinel 11/21/1863; one of two ice houses in the city is located at Jackson Hospital (capacity 10,000 bushels)
Richmond Sentinel 11/23/1863; surgeons at Seabrook's (GH#9)
Richmond Sentinel 11/24/1863; bake-house, slaughter-house and general store-house are built at the Confederate Laboratory to pay their employees with the output of said buildings
Richmond Whig 11/25/1863; defenders of Battery #9 assault a negro
Richmond Sentinel 11/26/1863; brief description of the escape of a Yankee from Castle Thunder
New York Herald 11/28/1863; testimony from released federal surgeons regarding poor conditions in Richmond Prisons
Richmond Sentinel 11/28/1863; 16,411 prisoners in Richmond and Belle Isle. 952 of the number are officers.
Richmond Whig 11/30/1863 & 12/1/1863; Controversy over an ambulance driver at Chimborazo.
Richmond Sentinel 12/1/1863; Soldier's Guide (list of hospitals)
Richmond Sentinel 12/2/1863; 510 Yankee prisoners at Barrett's factory
Richmond Sentinel 12/16/1863; man claims he was illegally detained by George W. Alexander, and is released
Richmond Sentinel 12/16/1863; tobacco factory of Lawrence Lottier (later involved with Chimborazo Hospital) burns down
Richmond Whig 12/16/1863; editorial regarding Libby Prison
Richmond Sentinel 12/17/1863; Large building under construction blows down at Winder Hospital
Richmond Sentinel 12/17/1863; walls of the ruined Crenshaw Woolen Mills collapse. Notes that the mill site had recently been purchased by Tredegar
Richmond Sentinel 12/18/1863; G. W. Alexander, commandant of Castle Thunder, is arrested for "malpractice in office"
Richmond Sentinel 12/30/1863; Belle Isle prisoners will soon be removed to Andersonville; Belle Isle is quite overcrowded. At Andersonville "no difficulty will be encountered in supplying their wants."
Richmond Sentinel 12/31/1863; Gen. A. P. Hill is now "sojourning" in the city
Richmond Sentinel 12/30/1863; does Libby Prison have vermin?

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