Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lincoln General Hospital, Washington, D.C.


Birds eye view of Lincoln General Hospital, Washington, D.C., seen from the rear, 1865.
From Reports on the extent and nature of the materials available for the preparation of a medical and surgical history of the rebellion (Philadelphia, 1865).

The Lincoln General Hospital, a pavilion-type hospital, was active from December, 1862, until August, 1865, and located about a mile from the Capitol building in Washington.  Over 21,000 troops and prisoners were admitted over the course of the war.


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