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Information about General Hospital #3 in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Also called: Byrd Island Hospital, Gilliam's Factory Hospital, Gilham's Hospital. Tobacco factory of George W. William and Brother Company. Taken over by the Confederacy as a hospital15 August 1861. Capacity about 225 patients. Dr. Alexander Yelverton P. Garnett, surgeon-in-charge. Location: near south end of 9th Street, near the James River. (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. 5 9/1862 - 12/1862; Statistics of General Hospital #3 - hospital closed after December, 1862


Photograph of General Hospital #3, greatly blown up from a panoramic photo taken from Manchester.

Written Accounts

Richmond Daily Dispatch 8/15/1861; hospital at Gilliam's Factory (General Hospital #3) needs supplies
Richmond Enquirer 8/16/1861; sick soldiers being brought to Gilliam's Factory (Gen. Hos. #3)
Richmond Dispatch 8/29/1861; Surgeon at Gilliam's factory (GH#3) advertises for servants and wardmaster
Richmond Enquirer 9/17/1861; "Hospitals in Richmond" list
Richmond Enquirer 9/25/1861; list of hospitals in Richmond with current capacities. Notes that POWs are at the General Hospital
Richmond Examiner 9/26/1861; Gilliam's Factory becomes hospital (GH#3)
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1861; Adv. for nurses at Byrd Island Hosp. one white male & 3 or 4 servants
Richmond Dispatch 12/4/1861; Adv. for employees at Byrd Island Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 12/24/1861; Dr. Dandridge, at the Byrd Island Hospital, is looking for two substitutes
Richmond Dispatch 1/24/1862; 2 female matrons wanted for Byrd Island Hospital (GH#3)
Richmond Dispatch 3/3/1862; White door keeper needed at Byrd Island Hospital (future GH#3)
Richmond Dispatch 5/19/1862; adv for chief washer at Byrd Island Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; A. Y. P. Garnett, Byrd Island Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Volunteer female nurses to convene at Byrd Island Hosp.
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; female laundresses needed at Byrd Island Hosp.
Richmond Enquirer 6/3/1862; ladies who work at the Bird Island Hospital will please meet at the hospital today and bring men's underclothes with them
Richmond Dispatch 6/4/1862; long article on RR accident in city, on 8th st - two injuries, canal bridge damaged, etc. On tracks connecting R&P w/ RF&P. Also boy run over on Broad, on connecting tracts between RF&P & Va. Cent. Byrd Island Hospital and Spotswood Hotel mentioned.
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; List of YMCA donations to GH#1, St. Charles, Byrd Island Hospital, Globe & Richardson.
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; List of donors & provisions for area hospitals
Richmond Enquirer 6/7/1862; accident at the Petersburg RR depot - man's leg maimed by incoming train. Taken to Bird Island Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 6/10/1862; casualty list from Seven Pines, listing the hospitals where wounded were taken. "Bird Island" Hospital has 133 wounded.
Richmond Dispatch 6/14/1862; Byrd Island Hospital adv for matron
Richmond Dispatch 7/18/1862; Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, in charge Byrd Island Hospital, thanks YMCA
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1862; washer needed at Byrd Island Hospital
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; Rules and Regulations for General Hospital #3
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; list of Surgeons at General Hospital #3
Richmond Dispatch 8/18/1862; colored nurses needed at Byrd Island Hospital (GH#3)
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; tabular report of sick & wounded soldiers in the Hospitals in Richmond
Library of Congress 10/6/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals and empty beds
Richmond Dispatch 10/9/1862; 3 negro men wanted at Byrd Island Hospital
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
William A. Carrington CSR (M331) 10/16/1862; Inspection Report
Library of Congress 11/1/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Richmond Dispatch 12/5/1862; 4 or 5 male nurses wanted at GH#3
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 5 9/1862 - 12/1862; Statistics of General Hospital #3 - hospital closed after December, 1862
Report of Hospital Committee 1862; Congressional report describing the Richmond hospital system. Notes that State hospitals are superior to the Government ones. Describes the "Bird's Island Hospital" as "obnoxious," but describes the General Hospital, Banner Hospital, and Royster's factory favorably. Says that Royster's is a "model of neatness." Also comments negatively on the system of furloughs and discharges

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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