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    Confederate Hospital Archive. Five items, including: 1) A January 30, 1865 "General Hospital No. 21" receipt for $45 for thread, specifically for the "sick and wounded Prisoners of War." 2) 4-page letter on bilfolium writing paper, General Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, November 5, 1863. The writer, George, writes a poignant love letter, advising that he is about to join the army and will probably never see her again. He talks about a defeat at Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee and difficulties encountered by Braxton Bragg. There are rumors of a large landing of Union troops at Newport News, possibly signaling a second Peninsula campaign. He expects to join Co. F 10th Virginia Infantry at Brandy Station. 3) 3-page letter on bifolium writing paper, Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, December 20, 1862 from C. A. Ridout (a hospital worker) to his wife. He is afraid he will contract it, even though vaccinated. "It is the most loathsome disease... those who have it bad stink as bad as a dead horse." His regiment fought at Goldsborough, North Carolina. "I understand that the 13th Mississippi suffered greatly in the Fredericksburg fight." Light damp stains along right edge. 4) An interesting 4-page quarterly report for General Hospital No. 21, Richmond, Virginia, detailing different diseases, the number of cases and the number of deaths. This hospital treated "Federal prisoners". 5) Manuscript document, Houston, Texas, June 5, 1863, reporting on the medical condition of Acting Master C. H. Hamilton, U. S. Navy, late of the U. S. Sloop 'Harriet Lane' who "is now in the C. S. General Hospital in this place." Hamilton was wounded at the Battle of Galveston, January 1, 1863, came near death and is deemed unfit for service for at least two additional months. It is signed by Dr. A. I. Cummings of the 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, likely a prisoner as well.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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