From the Richmond Whig, 8/9/1861
NATIONAL HOSPITAL. - Before Congress adjourns, some
provision should be made for the permanent care and maintenance of the disabled
soldiers of the Confederate Army. A place suitable for an hospital, (after the
manner of Greenwich, in England,) should be purchased; or at least, a committee
should be appointed to investigate the subject, and report at the next session.
One of the minor watering places in the mountains of Virginia would perhaps be
adapted for the purpose.