--Only twenty-two captured Yankees
arrived in Richmond
There were on that day about 4,600 in confinement here.
Lieut. Thos. P. Turner
, a vigilant and capable young officer, has general charge of the whole number, assisted by Lt. G. M. Emack
of the post, and E. W. Ross
An efficient guard is detailed daily, under the direction of the two first named officers.
The task of keeping in order and attending to the various wants of such an aggregate of sin and depravity as is presented by these prisoners, is no easy one.
The captives are divided around in the different places appropriated for their reception, as follows: In Libby
's buildings, about 1,468 well and 637 wounded; in Greanor and Palmer
's factories, about 1,450, and in Barrett
's factory, on Main street, about 1,268. Lieut. Shinn
has charge of the prisoners in Greanor and Palmer
's factories, and Lieut. Costello
of those in Barrett
's. Mr. John M. Francisco
acts as Clerk
of the latter prison.
As most of the places capable of holding any considerable body of men are now in use, it is contemplated, in case any considerable addition is made to the number, to quarter them in one of the large mills on the Basin bank.
officers, as heretofore intimated, are all in one building, on 18th, between Main and Cary streets.