From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/10/1862
The Danville Railroad Hospital . - Since the recent battles on the Chickahominy several new hospitals have been established in the city and surroundings for the benefit of wounded soldiers. Among these, may be favorably mentioned the Danville Railroad Hospital in the railroad shops in Manchester , under charge of Surgeon A. S. Mason. Having been recently fitted up, everything is new and in admirable condition. The buildings are commodious and airy, and as soon as the full arrangements are completed, it will be among the best of our surgical hospitals. Both shops contain four hundred and sixteen beds, all of which have been filled. The location, immediately upon the opposite bank of the river, is very pleasant, while near by are several springs of fine water. This adds very much to the comfort of the patients. Particular attention is called to this hospital, as it is greatly in want of many little articles which the citizens of this city and Manchester would gladly contribute if it were known they were needed. It is earnestly desired that those who have them will send in old clothes and soft linen for dressing wounds, as it would add greatly to the relief of the patients. Without doubt, there are many ladies in the country who have old soft rags to spare, and they will do a kind service by sending them in to this hospital.