From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/26/1863, p. 1, c. 5

The Confederate Hospitals. - In pursuance of the orders of the Surgeon General, the Confederate Hospitals located within the city limits are being rapidly vacated. Some will be given up for good while the others will be vacated temporarily, the latter during the time undergoing a thorough cleansing, which they now much need. In this connection we may remark that the health of our army was never better.

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