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Title: The Photographic history of the Civil War : thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959 Lanier, Robert S. (Robert Sampson), 1880-
Publisher: New York : Review of Reviews Co.
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Library System
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TIN CLAD 59, AND TUG OPPOSITE THE MOUND CITY HOSPITAL A United States generalhospital was constructed atMound City, on the Ohio,a few miles above its junc-tion with the Mississippi,early in the war. On Sep-tember 29, 1862, SecretaryWelles authorized the con-struction of a marine hos-pital also. The place wasso named because of the ex-istence of a slightly elevatedbit of ground covered withtrees, though at the begin-ning of the war only a fewhouses made up the city.
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A FULL LENGTH HOSPITAL SHIP RED ROVER Smallpox epidemics caused12,2 JG admissions to theUnion hospitals, with 4,717deaths. The patients werequarantined in separate hos-pitals or on boats and bargesalong the rivers, and theutmost care was taken toprevent the spread of thedisease which was the causeof such a frightful mortality.The courage and devotionof the medical men and hos-pital orderlies who riskedtheir lives to combat it can-not be pr.iiscd too highly. [320)
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