From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/6/1862, p. 2, c. 5

Sundries. - ...It having been satisfactorily ascertained by authority (vide yesterday's Dispatch) that no soldiers were ever buried alive in the cemeteries near the city, it may be stated as a fact (which the Reporter trusts no interested party will cause to be contradicted) that the Hospitals here are all full to overflowing and that a very extensive one is now in progress at Danville, capable of accommodating 5,000 patients, and that those in power seem determined to let the country doctors have an equal chance with their town brethren in killing off (or curing) "our brave defenders." Judging from the way Oakwood cemetery is filling up, the former is the more fashionable amusement of the two.

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