From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/16/1863, p. 1, c. 5
Abolition Soldiers Arrived. – Six hundred and ninety-two Abolition soldiers arrived in Richmond yesterday, via Lynchburg and Tennessee route, and were quartered at the Libby prison. These, together with three thousand congenial associates, were taken at Murfreesboro’, Tenn. The balance of the lot are daily expected. They will be shipped North as soon as possible. Most of those now in this city will be started northward with today of to-morrow. Information has been received that sixteen hundred more had arrived in Lynchburg, en route hither. Eight hundred of them are expected this morning.