From the Richmond Examiner, 3/30/1864
THE LIBBY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. - The spring crop of the Yankee bluebirds have
not yet begun to come in, while nearly all the old residents have departed
Northward or flown Southward. Belle Isle has almost reverted to the possession
of its original inhabitants, so small is the Yankee element there.
The only arrivals of prisoners now are from Mosby and McNeal's ever active
commands. Preparations are making in Richmond, Andersonville, South Carolina,
and elsewhere, for the reception and holding of an increased number of prisoners
during the ensuing summer.
All the sick in the hospitals here, about eight hundred, will probably be
sent Northward by the next flag-of-truce.
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