From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/5/1862, p. 2, c. 3
Sick Soldiers. – A number of sick soldiers were sent up from the Peninsula, via York River Railroad and the James river boats, on Friday night. The number was so considerable as to require, in addition to the regular ambulances usually engaged in the business, all of the public hacks and omnibuses that could be made available. As soon as the task could be accomplished, all of the invalids were comfortably housed in the various hospitals provided for their reception. Some gratuitous and very cheap sympathy has been expressed at the amount of sufferings the invalids were compelled to endure before being sent to the hospitals; but felling that it would be wrong to cast censure where the best was done that could be accomplished under the circumstances, we cannot unite in it.