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Information about Clopton Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Located on Main Street near 4th Street.

Written Accounts

Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, MoC no date; short description of the founding of Clopton Hospital and those employed, from the inside cover of the Clopton Hospital register
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; List of Surgeons at Clopton Hospital
Richmond Dispatch

1/23/1862; adv for Misses Clopton School, Franklin betw 3rd & 4th, open since 10/1

Richmond Dispatch 4/11/1862; letter from Mrs. Maria G. Clopton begging metals for Tredegar for gunboat construction. Mrs. George T. Booker on committee
Richmond Dispatch 4/21/1862; Ladies’ Defence Association is building its gunboat opposite Rocketts. Farrand in charge. Note from Maria Clopton on this. Tredegar involved.
Richmond Dispatch 7/28/1862; Mrs. Judge Clopton thanks donors to the Clopton Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 8/1/1862; death notice: Adelaide Clopton, daughter of Judge Clopton
Richmond Dispatch 8/19/1862; Mrs. Judge Clopton is resuming her school, Franklin between 3rd and 4th Streets
Richmond Whig 8/22/1862; Mrs. Judge Clopton advertises for “Misses Clopton’s Boarding and Day School.”
Richmond Enquirer 9/2/1862; Miss Clopton's school will re-open on the 1st of October
Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, MoC 9/16/1862; Clopton hospital statistics and description of operations
Richmond Enquirer 9/26/1862; excellent description of the Senate debate on the hospital bill. Praises Clopton, St. Francis de Sales, Louisiana Hospital, and Winder Hospital. Gives some statistics not available elsewhere. Generally praises hospitals run by women
Asst. Surg. R. M. Patterson CSR, M331 9/28/1862; list of surgeons at Clopton Hospital. Surgeon Tatum is very ill.
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; Report of the Select Committee on Hospitals; reports on hospitals in Richmond and elsewhere and what to do about them - recommends reforms such as matrons, purchasing agents, and effective hospital funds. Mentions many current matrons, including S. L. Tompkins, Mrs. Clopton, Mrs. Hopkins,  several heretofore unknown matrons at Winder Hospital, and many others. Gives statistics of Winder and Chimborazo Hospitals. Excellent article.
Library of Congress 10/6/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals and empty beds
William A. Carrington CSR (M331) (no.15) 10/6/1862; Inspection report, for Clopton Hosp.
Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, MoC 10/11/1862; notice that Clopton Hospital will be closed, and appeal by the Medical Director for Mrs. Clopton to become a matron in a hospital of her choice
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 13 9/1862 - 10/1862; Statistics of Clopton Hospital - hospital closed after October, 1862
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1862; R. M. Patterson, Asst. Surgeon in Charge, Clopton Hospital, orders those in private quarters to report
Library of Congress 11/1/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Richmond Dispatch 11/5/1862; Mrs. Judge Clopton adv. for girls’ school, Franklin between 3rd & 4th
Richmond Dispatch 11/10/1862; Mrs. Judge Clopton hiring out servants “next house to corner of 3d and Franklin”
Richmond Dispatch 11/12/1862; Mrs. Maria Clopton, President Ladies’ Gunboat Association, calls meeting at R. H. Maury residence, Clay between 11th and 12th
Richmond Dispatch 11/13/1862; Maria Clopton adv for the Ladies’ Gunboat Association to meet at R. H. Maury’s house, Clay between 11th and 12th
Eleanor S. Brockenbrogh Library, MoC  no date; Description of Clopton Hospital,  not signed, but apparently in Mrs. Judge Clopton’s hand. No addressee, but probably to Wm. A. Carrington, Inspector of hospitals
Clopton Family Genealogical Society website Excellent article describing Maria G. Clopton's wartime service - extremely well researched


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