From the Richmond Whig, 8/6/1861
THE SICK AND WOUNDED. - Every day we hear of some new movement among the ladies to provide for the sick and wounded soldiers of the Confederate army. Never more striking or apposite was the tribute of Scott:
"When pain and anguish wring the brow
A ministering angel thou"
The ladies of St. James (Episcopal) Church have obtained the use of the late residence of Judge John Robertson, at the corner of Main and 3rd streets, and will furnish it forthwith for the reception of patients. Competent nurses will be employed and the ladies will give their personal attention to furnishing the supplies of subsistence, &c.
The New Orleans Bee states that Mrs. Knight and three other ladies of that city, "have determined to establish a free hospital in Richmond for the wounded and sick soldiers of the Southern army, and will be accompanied by two surgeons. They hope and expect to be able to leave this evening, (28th ult.,) and will organize their institution of mercy as soon as they reach the Virginia capital. These ladies are experienced in the care of the sick, and prompted by the holiest of motives, have determined to forsake the ease and comfort of home to give to the unfortunate of our brave defenders a mother's soothing care and watchfulness over their beds of pain. Who that has a son or brother, a friend or relative in the army, but will rejoice to think that if he was wounded he would be sure to receive such generous attentions?"
Two numerous inquiries which are made every day, by anxious relatives and friends, as to the whereabouts of wounded or sick soldiers, prompts us to suggest that persons in the country, who have patients at their houses, should report their names and the regiments to which they belong, to Mr. Harvey A. Dudley, of this city, who, we believe, has charge of the "Soldiers' Intelligence Office." The report should also designate the location of the dwelling at which the patients may be found, and the post office address.