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PRESERVING HISTORY: Confederate Hospital at Culpeper Court House: Part Two

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    PRESERVING HISTORY: Confederate Hospital at Culpeper Court House: Part Two

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    Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am
    Zann Nelson
    Picking up where we left off last week and acknowledging the limited space available for telling the story, it is important that the stage be set in a bit more detail before getting into the descriptions of the two primary hospitals for the sick and wounded at Culpeper Court House in 1861.
    Below is an excerpt from “Personne’s” correspondence in September of 1861 further detailing his accounts for the South Carolinians.

    Speaking of Culpeper, he writes:
    “It is a quiet place, attractive in its lovely surroundings. Elegant residences, pure air and water, an abundance of healthy food, and a population who for hospitality, may contest the palm with any other section of the Commonwealth. For the purpose to which it has been applied, no selection could have been more advantageous. Many of the edifices are large and commodious, comforts of every description are readily received from Richmond, it is only forty miles from Manassas, and where facilities did not already exist, for the reception of the sick and wounded, the hand of the carpenter has created tenements, temporary it is true, but sufficient to accommodate the hundreds if not thousands whom necessity has thrown upon the community.

    For the rest: http://www.dailyprogress.com/starex...cle_fb4b6d18-e98d-11e2-8a30-0019bb30f31a.html

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    It's still a nice little town.

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