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Samuel Hollingsworth Stout papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stout, Samuel Hollingsworth, 1822-1903.
Title: Samuel Hollingsworth Stout papers
Dates: 1863-1865
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0767

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Hollingsworth Stout (1822-1903) was born in Nashville, Tennessee. At the age of 13 he entered the University of Tennessee where he received his A.B. degree in 1839 and his A.M. degree in 1842. He taught and read medicine with his brother Dr. J. W. Stout, and with Dr. R.C. K. Martin. Stout received further medical education at the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital. He returned to Nashville and practiced medicine for one year. He then became a prosperous farmer in Giles County, Tennessee. At the outbreak of the Civil War he entered Confederate service and rose rapidly to responsible positions in the medical department. He became the Surgeon and Medical Director of Hospitals for the Army of Tennessee and was chiefly responsible for mobilization of hospitals. After the war he became a professor of obstetrics at the University of Texas and served on the University's Board of Trustees.

Scope and Content Note

These papers relate to Dr. Samuel H. Stout's service during the Civil War under the Army of Tennessee in Georgia. Included are documents relating to the physical conditions of William Cleveland and A.Q. Adams. Additional items discuss the transfer of wounded soldiers, the capacity of LaGrange Hospital and the hiring of slaves for hospitals. Also included is a letter from W.M. Beckam written from Parole Camps, Demopolis, Alabama discussing war experiences. Item 8 of this collection is a Confederate Imprint (Crandall #1053) pertaining to ice for hospitals in Georgia.

Index Terms

Adams, A. Q., active 1860s.
Beckam, W. M., active 1860s.
Cleveland, William, active 1860s.
Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee.
Confederate States of America. Army--Surgeons.
Confederate States of America. Army. Medical Department.
Letters (correspondence)
Military hospitals--Confederate States of America.
Physicians--Confederate States of America.
Stout, Samuel Hollingsworth, 1822-1903.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.

Administrative Information

Custodial history

Purchased from Forest H. Sweet (1952) and H.A. Schindler (1954).

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Samuel Hollingsworth Stout papers, MS 767, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Purchased in 1952 and 1954.


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.

Digital Version(s)

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Container List

Item 1: Washington C. Cleveland to Dr. E. A. Flewellen. Dalton, Georgia, Cannon Hospital, 1863 July 28 ( 4.0 p. ALS. )
Appeal for furlough for his son, William; mentions other members of the Flewellen family. Covering envelope written in another hand.
Item 2: Certificate of the physical condition of A. Q. Adams, Private Co. F., 1st Georgia Regiment. Tunnel Hill, Georgia, 1863 September 3 ( 2.0 p. ADS. )
Requests that Adams be reassigned. Official action noted on back.
Item 3: Samuel H. Stout to Surgeon John Patterson. Officer of Medical Director of Hospitals, Marietta, Georgia, 1863 October 10 ( 1.0 p. ALS. )
Orders ambulance cars properly furnished for transfer of the wounded. Official action noted on back.
Item 4: W.M. Beckman to S. H. Stout. Parole Camps, Demopolis, Alabama, 1864 May 14 ( 3.0 p. ALS. )
Writes of his war experiences. Note on back in S. H. Stout's hand: "…Mr. Beckham writes a very interesting letter, which one day will be an interesting reminiscence of the War." In pencil; typed copy filed with it.
Item 5: Marcus J. Wright to Dr. S. H. Stout. Headquarters Post, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864 June 28 ( 1.0 p. ALS. )
Wants to see Stout on business.
Item 6: J. A. Bowers to Samuel H. Stout. Headquarters, Hardee's Corps. Near Atlanta, 1864 July 26 ( 1.0 p. )
Requesting reassignment of duty.
Item 7: Permit No. 16057. Confederate States of America, Provost Marshall's Office, Macon, Georgia, 1864 August 19 ( 1.0 p. DS. )
Permission for Dr. S. H. Stout to visit Confederate States at will for 60 days.
Item 8: Confederate States of America. Surgeon General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, 1864 August 25
S. P. Moore, Surgeon General, C.S.A. to Surgeon S. H. Stout, regarding ice for hospitals. Confederate imprint; broadside.
Item 9: Form No. 22 (Voucher). The Confederate States of America to Surgeon S. H. Stout. For hire of slaves for hospitals, 1864 November 4 ( 1.0 p. ADS. )
Item 10: Certificate of transfer of J. W. Alford, Private, Company E., 41st Georgia Regiment, issued by the office of the Senior Surgeon, Macon, Georgia, 1864 November 14 ( 1.0 p. ADS. )
Item 11: Pass No. 2028 for Surgeon S. H. Stout to Macon, Georgia, issued at Columbus, Georgia, 1865 April 14 ( 1.0 p. DS. )
Item 12: Telegram. N. O. Tilton to Surgeon S. H. Stout. Augusta, Georgia, 1864? April 13 ( 1.0 p. DS. )
Advises he cannot furnish team, will put Dr. Stout across the railroad break.
Item 13: Telegram. John Patterson to Surgeon S. H. Stout from LaGrange, Georgia, received at Dalton, Georgia, 1864? September 8 ( 1.0 p. DS. )
Regarding capacity of LaGrange hospital.