From the Richmond Whig, 7/25/1861
ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS. - The regular passenger train, on the Central Railroad, yesterday afternoon, was followed by another train, bringing about forty wounded soldiers - more than half of whom are Yankees, picked up on the battle field. The train stopped near the Old Distillery, in order that the pressure at the depot might be avoided, but a large number of men, women, and boys congregated around the train to gratify their curiosity, and witness the removal of the sufferers. Many of them entered into conversation with the Lincoln soldiers, who seemed to bear their sufferings with a fortitude almost equal to that evinced by our own heroic men. The Confederate soldiers were first removed. They were placed upon litters, and lifted to the ambulances by the members of the committee appointed at the citizens' meeting. These gentlemen, embracing several of our most prominent citizens, discharged the duty devolved upon them, with a zeal worthy of all praise.
They were cordially assisted in this "labor of love" by other citizens, not members of the committee, who had come forward to render assistance, and take the wounded to their homes. Each one seemed to regard it as a privilege to take one or more of the poor fellows under his care, but of course, all could not be gratified.