From the Richmond Whig, 8/10/1861

THE SICK AND WOUNDED. - We hope that the medical gentlemen who have charge of the hospital arrangements, in this city, will make every effort to remove the wounded prisoners from the “General Hospital” as soon as any of them have sufficiently recovered, in order that the sick and wounded Confederate soldiers may occupy the pleasant apartments now monopolized by the former. The brave men who have periled life and limb in defence of Southern rights deserve our first care and most attentive consideration. Many of them are comfortably provided for, we know, in private residences, and elsewhere, but a large number are lying in impromptu hospitals, the deficient ventilation and other disadvantages of which must render their condition anything but pleasant, in such weather as we have had for several days past. The “General Hospital” or “Alms House” is a large and airy building, remote from the noise and bustle of the city, and should be appropriated as soon as possible to the use of the southern soldiers. The prisoners who are badly wounded might be placed in one of the wings, for the present. The others should be removed to the tobacco factory occupied by their wounded companions in guilt, and if that building should be full enough, another factory in the same vicinity might readily be obtained. The change, at all events should be made.