From the Richmond Examiner, 5/21/1863

THE LOUISIANA HOSPITAL. – A visit to this hospital, where are cared for the wounded of the late battles, from Louisiana regiments, afforded gratifying evidence of the care and attention shown them by the Surgeon in charge and his assistants. Nearly all the beds are occupied by some maimed and disabled defender of his country. Among them are a number of very serious and interesting cases, three of which struck us particularly. One has both eyes forever destroyed by a ball, and another has a wound penetrating both liver and right lung, and the third is suffering from a most serious vessical wound. These cases, we were informed, are rare, and generally fatal, but it is the opinion of the Surgeon in charge that they will recover. Not a single death has yet occurred. – We are afraid that in the whirl and stir of new events, the sympathy and care for the wounded in the hospitals here is left to devolve mainly upon the surgeons and nurses connected with them. – Citizens should recollect that these men have successfully exposed their forms as a barrier between the foe and this city, with its homes and property. Men there are languishing in the hospitals who have only been horribly mutilated, but who have lost all but life in the country’s service. It is certainly not now too much to ask that they be not forgotten by the Government, and cared for by the people, their valor helped to save from vandal invasion. Besides, kindness and liberality to the soldier when disabled will go far towards stimulating and encouraging his comrades when in the front line of battle.

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