Confederate States of America, General Hospital No. 4 (Richmond, Va.) ledger and essay
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Confederate States of America, General Hospital No. 4 (Richmond, Va.) ledger and essay

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: General Hospital, No. 4 (Richmond, Va.)
Title: Confederate States of America, General Hospital No. 4 (Richmond, Va.) ledger and essay
Dates: 1863-1864
Extent: 0.4 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 volume)
Identification: MS 0171

Biographical/Historical Note

The General Hospital No. 4 of the Confederate States of America was located in Richmond, Virginia. Also known as the Baptist College Hospital and the Richmond College Hospital, it was taken over by the CSA in 1862 for operations on soldiers with joint injuries.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ledger from General Hospital No. 4, Confederate States of America, in Richmond, Virginia, July 1863-December 1864, and an essay by Dr. James Bond Read, "Report on Wounds of Large Joints," laid inside the front cover of the ledger. Dr. James Bond Read (1827-1903) was a resident of Savannah, Georgia. He served as the surgeon in charge of General Hospital No. 4. The ledger is divided into several sections: provisions purchased and cash account; account with officers for provisions and board; account current; account for provisions; account of contributions; abstract of provisions; commutation of rations for attendants; return of medical and hospital property; clothing issued; and return of clothing. The essay cites some cases treated in the hospital. It is unsigned; Dr. Read was identified as the author through the index included in MS 169, Confederate States of America Army records.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army--Surgeons.
Essays.
General Hospital, No. 4 (Richmond, Va.)
Hospitals--Confederate States of America.
Ledgers (account books)
Medicine--Virginia--Richmond.
Read, James Bond, 1827-1908.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States of America, General Hospital No. 4 (Richmond, Va.) ledger and essay, MS 171, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Container List

 

Box

1Ledger, 1863-1864 View online.
 

Fldr

1Report on Wounds of Large Joints, circa 1864 View online.