From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/26/1862, p. 2, c. 5

The Yankee Wounded. – Eight hundred were sent off yesterday morning at an early hour via Petersburg Railroad. On the happening of another similar exodus, all the wounded remaining in the different factories, will be concentrated at Libby's warehouse, when the cleaning out process will be repeated till all are gotten rid of. It was intended yesterday to remove fifty very sick men, the hospital accommodations on the island being very small.

There remain in this city but a corporal's guard of the hundred or two wounded Federal officers that fell into our hands after the recent battles before Richmond. In a few days all of the wounded Yankees will have been removed, when the authorities will devote themselves to the task of getting rid of the well ones.

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