From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/1/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Broken Up. – The barrack used for the accommodation of soldiers, kept in the brick house adjoining the Central Depot for the last twelve months, was broken up yesterday, and the articles used there transferred to the one on Franklin street. During the period mentioned above from fifteen to twenty thousand soldiers were provided with lodging and food prior to starting up the Central Road. The number of soldiers arriving in Richmond on the way to join their respective regiments is sometimes so great that the holding capacity of both Conrad & Crew’s factory, (Soldiers’ Home,) on Cary street, and the Franklin street barrack, is fully tested. No soldiers are sent up singly or in squads, by a new regulation, but are formed into companies prior to starting.





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