used to transport the wounded in Petersburg
The Seven Days’ Battles were bloody; some of the Confederate wounded were being sent to Petersburg
From the Richmond Daily Dispatch July 2, 1862:
The old adage
of the right thing in the right place was exemplified on yesterday in the appearance here of the two immense omnibuses used between the railroad depots in our sister city of Petersburg. They were in charge of a committee appointed to bring in the wounded from the battle field; and to those who know the character of the people of the Cockade city, it is needless to say they did good service.