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  1. lelliott19

    Water Cures: Mineral Spring Resorts Used as Civil War Hospitals

    Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Resort (Montgomery County, VA) circa 1858. "...Affords to invalids the opportunity of using the waters fresh at the spring, unannoyed by the summer crowd. The strength of the water, and its medicinal action upon the system, will be found to be essentially the...
  2. NH Civil War Gal

    Walking Tour of Civil War Hospitals in Alexandria I tried to copy the map but it wouldn't let me. I was surprised that there are about 21 buildings that were hospitals. This brochure is 4 pages long. I hope to do this tour...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    A Walk Through The Field Hospitals, Antietam, September 1862

    The shattered Sherrick property, house, outbuildings and barn were filled with wounded by the time Alexander Gardner arrived three days post battle. Intent is only to give a September, 1862 eye witness view of post battle Antietam, Maryland. Overwhelmed, understaffed Army medical staff did...
  4. John Hartwell

    Cases from Armory Square Hospital

    [Library of Congress photo] Walt Whitman, during his years bringing help and comfort to the sufferers in Washington hospitals, kept a series of notebooks, with brief remarks on his daily activities. He also identifies (often just by initials) individual patients, with brief comments on their...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    A Where's Waldo? Washington, D.C. CityScape, April 1865, Find The Hearse

    Blocks strewn in front of the Capitol evidence of construction there. Far too many landmarks to name including government buildings- that wide street, for instance, know what we're looking at? Yes, I do, just wanted to see if they're familiar to anyone. Life. Washington D.C., 1865. A map overlay...
  6. lelliott19

    Mortality Rates at Confederate Hospitals in Richmond and Petersburg 1861-1862

    Below is a summary of the report of Samuel Preston Moore, Surgeon General CSA (left,) and Peter Evans Hines, Chief Surgeon at Petersburg (right,) originally published in the Richmond Examiner, reprinted in the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.,) October 07, 1862, p. 3. I did find it...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Nurses Mounting Guard, Or, How To Spot A Bachelor

    The Ebbit House, Washington D.C. was one of the city's plethora of examples of hostelry-turned-hospital. Dix first instituted female Army nurses in these D.C. institutions and it rankled. Men opposed to women being admitted into their ranks as healers made life difficult, as if nursing men...
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    Quilts For Soldiers, A Pieced History

    From the Met, an era quilt whose history is unknown. Nearly impossible tracking down quilts specific to those sewn for fund raising or use in hospitals, have an idea this was one. There are 26 stars but have a feeling two were put in to balance the design. There's an American theme running...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    " Dr. Scollay's Deodorizing Burial Case ", ' A Most Useful Invention '

    Napoleon's casket was drawn to his final burial by 16 black horses , December 15, 1840. There were no horses swift enough to transport war's dead from far-off hospitals and battlefields, to less illustrious graves. Dr. Scollay thought he had the answer. If this is the wrong forum, @lelliott19 ...
  10. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Will an appeal to developer's patriotism save 17 acres @ Camp Letterman?

    The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) is campaigning to save 17 acres of the Camp Letterman site at Gettysburg. The organization is urging supporters to write to the president of S&A Homes of State College, Pennsylvania, whose plans for a 191-acre townhouse development would...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    If Wards Could Talk; Beds Of Pain, Rows Of Healing

    Blown up from a colorized illustration, a packed ward in one Philadelphia hospital gives an indication of scope of care received. Any soldier here fought and had lain on a battlefield somewhere. Scooped up by stretcher and ambulance, a field hospital coaxed life into him before rail or steamer-...
  12. JPK Huson 1863

    Major Hall, 24th OVI, A Peach In Praise Of Pearls, 1862

    This ' Columbia ', woman warrior image may have popular and did indeed inspire fierce ladies to perform fiercely patriotic feats- but it wasn't how we were drawn in eyes of affection, by those in need. You bump into the coolest stuff, if you're nosy enough. Love finding once again we're a LOT...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Philadelphia's Combustible Pride Erupts; Their Longest Parade, 1861-1865

    Crowds gathered near the reviewing stand, June 1865's parade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Honoring men who made it home, the parade an end of a continuum begun in the city, in 1861 when men marched through the same streets. To war and battles whose names emblazon a banner stretching into...
  14. lelliott19

    Confederate Hospital - Kingston Georgia

    Expired Image Removed The 'Wayside Home' Hospital was established by the Soldiers' Aid Society in Kingston, Georgia in 1861, but there was also a Confederate Field Hospital at Kingston. This Army of Tennessee field hospital was called "Kingston Hospital" or "Camp Kingston Hospital." The field...
  15. lelliott19

    Confederate Hospitals - Americus Georgia

    Confederate Hospitals at Americus, Georgia Foard Hospital located at 118 Jackson Street, Americus GA Bragg Hospital located at the site of the Furlow Masonic Female College, 407 Jackson Street, Americus, GA The Foard and Bragg hospitals were relocated from Newnan, GA by rail to Americus in...
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