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Information about General Hospital #5 in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Also called: Kent Hospital. Formerly the building of Kent, Paine and Company, dry goods, "the first ‘New York style’ department store in Richmond." Opened before June 1862 with 97 patients. Destroyed in evacuation fire. Location: southside of Main Street between 11th and 12th Streets. Approximately the present numbers 1107-1109 East Main Street. (from Confederate Military Hospitals in Richmond by Robert W. Wait, Jr., Official Publication #22 Richmond Civil War Centennial committee, Richmond, Virginia 1964.)

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 35 9/1862 - 10/1862; Statistics of General Hospital #5 - hospital closed after October, 1862

Written Accounts

Richmond Dispatch 12/25/1861; Kent, Paine & Co. warehouse for rent
Richmond Dispatch 5/31/1862; paragraph on new Hosps: Keen, Baldwin & Wms. (descr.)/ Ginter, Alvery & Arents/Kents
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; R. W. Lunday, Surgeon in Charge at Kent, Paine & Co, badly wants shirts, pants, bedding
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Kent, Paine & Co Hospital requests loan of refrigerator
Richmond Whig 6/5/1862; 103 patients are at the Kent Hospital (GH#5); list of six soldiers who have died there
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; List of donors & provisions for area hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 6/10/1862; details of operation at St. Charles Hosp., on Jesse Wright, 9 Va. Surgeons were W. E. Kemble, C. Carter, Z. B. Herndon. Also D. C. Jones, ex - 4TX, now AAS at Kent-Paine Hosp.
Richmond Whig

6/11/1862; Dr. Lunday, Surgeon at Kent Hospital [GH#5] receives $15 from two donors

Richmond Whig 6/17/1862; Kent & Paine Hospital (GH#5) receives donation of $135
Richmond Enquirer 6/19/1862; drunk Alabama Sergeant attempts to cross the Petersburg RR bridge and is arrested - resists arrest, shot, and sent to Kent & Paine Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; Enormous list of wounded by hospital: Central Depot; Third Georgia; Royster; First Alabama; St. Charles; Keen, Baldwin & Williams; Kent; Christian & Lea’s; Ligon; Globe; Third Alabama; Institute; Fourth Georgia
Richmond Examiner 7/4/1862; Kent & Paine Hospital (GH#5) has a list of patients published at the door
Richmond Examiner 7/8/1862; fire at GH#5
Richmond Enquirer 7/11/1862; Kent Hospital receives supplies from Ladies of Hampton
Richmond Dispatch 7/14/1862; important editorial on Kent Hospital. Mention of Deborah Couch, volunteer there
Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1862; Agent for Richmond Hospitals acknowledges donations. Seabrook, Central Depot, Kent Hospitals are the beneficiaries of these donations
Richmond Dispatch 7/21/1862; Kent Hospital needs “several good, stout negroes”
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1862; negroes needed at Kent Hospital (GH#5)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. IV 8/1/1862; order from F. Sorrel, re-designating existing hospitals into Gen. Hosps. with numbers.
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; list of Surgeons at General Hospital #5
Richmond Dispatch 8/2/1862; WIA at Kent & Paine’s Hospital wish to see Alpheus Bolling, who carried them there from battlefields
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; tabular report of sick & wounded soldiers in the Hospitals in Richmond
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 35 9/1862 - 10/1862; Statistics of General Hospital #5 - hospital closed after October, 1862
Richmond Dispatch 10/2/1862; friends of Maj. J. Rivers, 49Ga., can see him at GH#5
Richmond Dispatch 10/3/1862; Thos. W. Farquhar, patient at Kent Hospital, publicly thanks Dr. Lundie, Miss Wilson, & nurses
Richmond Whig

10/7/1862; The Kent Hospital (GH#5) is now closed and the building will be returned to its prior use as an auction house. Praises its administration as a hospital.

Richmond Dispatch 10/11/1862; Kent & Paine cleaning warehouse, relinquished by Govt., & will re-open there soon.
Richmond Enquirer 10/11/1862; Kent & Paine Co. will resume operations in its warehouse, which the government has given up as a hospital. It will be thoroughly cleaned before business resumes

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