From the Yorkville (SC) Enquirer, 6/26/1862
DR. J. RUFUS BRATTON.
We are very much pleased to see that this skillful surgeon
and energetic and patriotic gentleman has been appointed to the charge of a Ward
in “the Winder Hospital,” Richmond, Virginia. - And, we know, it must be
exceedingly gratifying to the gallant soldiers from this District, now serving
in Virginia, to read the invitation of Dr. Bratton to come to his hospital when
sick or wounded.
We have been informed by those who have visited his
hospital, that it is kept, as might have been expected from the character of the
surgeon, in the most admirable order.
The suggestion to send him some hospital stores, we feel
assured, will meet with a hearty response from the ladies of Yorkville,
Bethesda, Indian Land, Clay Hill, Bethel, Beersheba and other places.
Contributions might be sent to Prof. J. R. Schorb, of
Yorkville, and Mrs. Ann White, of Rock Hill. Let us all sacrifice a little for
those who are periling health, limb, life, all, for us. A.