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Information about General Hospital #16 in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Also called: First Georgia Hospital. Formerly tobacco factory of John E. Whitlock and Company. Destroyed in evacuation fire. Opened before June 1862. Report of 7 June 1862 lists 66 patients, but capacity was over 130. Location: westside of 21st Street; between Main and Cary Streets. (from Confederate Military Hospitals in Richmond by Robert W. Waitt, Jr., Official Publication #22 Richmond Civil War Centennial committee, Richmond, Virginia 1964.)

RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 22 9/1862 - 7/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #16 - hospital closed after July, 1863

Written Accounts

Richmond Dispatch 9/12/1861; Georgia hospital is being established in "large buildings on 21st street"
Richmond Enquirer 9/23/1861; 60 sick Georgians have arrived and are taken to the Georgia Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 9/25/1861; list of hospitals in Richmond with current capacities. Notes that POWs are at the General Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 10/2/1861; very detailed account of the ladies' & state hospitals in Richmond - gives statistics and descriptions
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; Now two Georgia Hospitals in operation, a third in preparation
Richmond Dispatch 10/11/1861; Vice President Alexander Stephens visits Georgia Hospitals daily
Richmond Dispatch 10/15/1861; J. M. Selkirk at Smith's Factory, 21st St., applies for washerwomen for the Ga. Hospitals
Richmond Dispatch 11/8/1861; Georgia Hospital, 21st street, advertises for servants
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; slave of James Royster whipped for stealing coffee from Ga. Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 1/1/1862; male negro nurses wanted at Georgia Hospital, 21st bw Main & Cary
Richmond Dispatch 2/25/1862; four male negroes needed for nurses, Georgia Hospital, 21st street
Richmond Dispatch 4/23/1862; male servants needed, Georgia Hospital 21st & Cary
Richmond Dispatch 5/29/1862; F. C. Ellison is Asst. Surg 1Ga Hosp
Richmond Dispatch 6/30/1862; Another huge hospital list: Seabrook’s; Banner; Christian & Lea’s; Globe; Moore; Howard; Royster; Central Depot; First Alabama; Third Alabama; First Georgia; Second Georgia; Third Georgia
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1862; Georgia Hospitals need 8 or 10 house servants
Richmond Dispatch 7/28/1862; Depot of Georgia Hospital & Relief Association established on Main Street next to Trader’s Bank
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 #16
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; tabular report of sick & wounded soldiers in the Hospitals in Richmond
Richmond Dispatch 10/3/1862; W. F. Glenn, Steward at GH#16, adv for a cook.
Library of Congress 10/6/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals and empty beds
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Library of Congress 11/1/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
William A. Carrington CSR (M331) (no. 40) 11/16/1862; Inspection report for General Hospital #16
Augusta (GA) Constitutionalist 1/6/1863; good descriptions of the First and Second Georgia Hospitals
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 22 9/1862 - 7/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #16 - hospital closed after July, 1863

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.

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