Information about General Hospital #12 in Richmond, VA during
the Civil War.
Also called: Banner Hospital, Grant Hospital, Wayside Hospital. Formerly
tobacco factory of William H. Grant. Designed by Samuel Freeman and built in
1853. Opened 2 December 1861. Libby Prison Hospital attached to its operation.
Designated as Wayside Hospital for men on furlough or honorable discharge on 6
August 1863. Used as barracks by Federal occupation forces. Capacity over 250.
Location: northeast corner of 19th
and Franklin Streets. (from Confederate Military Hospitals in Richmond
by Robert W. Waitt, Jr., Official Publication #22 Richmond Civil War Centennial
committee, Richmond, Virginia 1964.)
7/14/1862; notes that the prison on Franklin
street (probably Grant's Factory) is near a candle factory, and that both of
these things are poorly placed within a residential neighborhood - argues
that prisons should be in a less populated area
report on meeting of city citizens for shoes – J. L. Burrows, 1st Baptist
Church, chairman. $4-5 thousand raised on the spot. List of committee
members for various wards including Luther Libby, Wm. Greanor, Jno. R.
Ballard, T. W. Hoeniger, James H. Grant, Joel B. Watkins, General J. R.
Anderson & many more. One group to meet at J. R. Anderson’s home.
12/31/1862; excellent account of the Christmas
dinner at Div. 1, Winder Hospital sponsored by the matron, Mrs. Mason. Also
notes the kind treatment of patients by the matrons at the Banner Hospital.
Praises the hospital bill and its provisions for matrons
1862; Congressional report
describing the Richmond hospital system. Notes that State hospitals are
superior to the Government ones. Describes the "Bird's Island Hospital" as
"obnoxious," but describes the General Hospital, Banner Hospital, and
Royster's factory favorably. Says that Royster's is a "model of neatness."
Also comments negatively on the system of furloughs and discharges
10/1/1863; Gen. Winder attempts to impress the
tobacco factory of Jas. H. Grant at Franklin and 19th for a slave hospital,
but Grant gets an injunction to keep his property and succeeds in blocking
5/7/1864; slave of Jas. H. Grant is
seriously injured in an accident at the Arsenal
M. W. Jory CSR, M331
various dates; food receipts for
In the National Archives:
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 711). 2 in.
Morning Reports of Patients and Attendants,
General Hospitals No. 1-4, 7-8, 12-20, 22-23, and 25-27. 1862-65. 1 vol.
Daily reports showing the number of patients in hospital, in private
quarters, received, returned to duty, transferred, furloughed, deserted,
discharged, died, and remaining; the number of medical officers, stewards,
nurses, cooks, and laundresses present for duty; and remarks. Arranged by
hospital number, thereunder chronologically, and thereunder by State of
patient's organization. The dates given are inclusive; not all hospitals
have reports for all dates.
Record Group 109,
(ch. VI, vol. 468). 1 in.
Reports of Surgical Cases, General Hospital No. 12. 1862-63. 1 vol.
Narrative reports showing patient's name, rank, organization, age, and
civilian occupation; wound or disease; operation or treatment; and history
and progress of case. Arranged numerically; there is a name index in the