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Information about General Hospital #12 in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Also called: Banner Hospital, Grant Hospital, Wayside Hospital. Formerly tobacco factory of William H. Grant. Designed by Samuel Freeman and built in 1853. Opened 2 December 1861. Libby Prison Hospital attached to its operation. Designated as Wayside Hospital for men on furlough or honorable discharge on 6 August 1863. Used as barracks by Federal occupation forces. Capacity over 250. Location: northeast corner of 19th and Franklin 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. 18 9/1862 - 9/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #12 - hospital closed after September, 1863


Mutual Assurance Insurance Policy from 1858 of the building that became General Hospital #12, with sketch of the property
Photograph of General Hospital #12, greatly blown up from a panoramic photo taken from Church Hill.
Photograph of General Hospital #12

Written Accounts

Richmond Dispatch 7/17/1861; Hotel arrivals; Dr. Thom (future surgeon at GH#12) and Thomas Clingman are at the Spotswood
Richmond Examiner 12/2/1861; hospitals established in Grant factories (GH#12)
Richmond Dispatch 12/10/1861; new hospitals at factories of Grant (GH#12) and Roysters (GH#20)
Summary of William Liggan file, M346, National Archives 1/14/1862; extensive carpentry done to Banner Hospital
Summary of William Liggan file, M346, National Archives 2/8/1862; table and matching shelves purchased for Banner Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 4/22/1862; Banner Hospital (future GH12) needs 3 male nurses & 6 negro men
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; W. A. Thom at Banner Hospital, warns out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Whig 5/24/1862; patients from Globe Hospital in private quarters must report or be listed as deserters
Richmond Enquirer 6/6/1862; casualty list from Seven Pines, listing the hospitals where wounded were taken. Banner Hospital has 127 patients.
Richmond Dispatch 6/20/1862; Wm. Alex. Thom orders AWOLs to Banner Hosp.
Richmond Enquirer 6/21/1862; All out-patients at the Banner Hospital (GH#12) must report immediately, or be reported as deserters
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 Enquirer 7/14/1862; notes that the prison on Franklin street (probably Grant's Factory) is near a candle factory, and that both of these things are poorly placed within a residential neighborhood - argues that prisons should be in a less populated area
Richmond Dispatch 7/21/1862; Wm. Alex. Thom, at Banner Hospital, adv for twenty negroes
Richmond Dispatch 7/24/1862; 20 negroes needed at Banner Hospital (GH#12)
Richmond Dispatch 7/30/1862; furloughs stolen from Banner Hospital (GH#12)
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 #12
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; list of Surgeons at General Hospital #12
Richmond Dispatch 8/14/1862; Wm. A. Thom, Surg. in charge Banner Hospital, wants 2 white male nurses. Also “a few negro men & boys.”
Richmond Enquirer 9/10/1862; slave of James H. Grant breaks into the house of a slave of William Greanor
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
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Richmond Enquirer 10/29/1862; slave ordered twenty-five lashes for stealing beef from Grant Hospital
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. 51) 11/8/1862; Inspection report
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1862; report on meeting of city citizens for shoes – J. L. Burrows, 1st Baptist Church, chairman. $4-5 thousand raised on the spot. List of committee members for various wards including Luther Libby, Wm. Greanor, Jno. R. Ballard, T. W. Hoeniger, James H. Grant, Joel B. Watkins, General J. R. Anderson & many more. One group to meet at J. R. Anderson’s home.
Richmond Dispatch 11/22/1862; Wm. Alexander Thom adv for male nurse to become wardmasters at GH#12
Richmond Enquirer 12/31/1862; excellent account of the Christmas dinner at Div. 1, Winder Hospital sponsored by the matron, Mrs. Mason. Also notes the kind treatment of patients by the matrons at the Banner Hospital. Praises the hospital bill and its provisions for matrons
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
Richmond Dispatch 5/8/1863; servants and laundresses needed at General Hospital #12
Richmond Examiner 8/6/1863; sick and disabled on furlough to GH#12
Richmond Dispatch 8/6/1863; sick & disabled on furlough may stay at Wayside hospital (GH#12)
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 18 9/1862 - 9/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #12 - hospital closed after September, 1863
Richmond Sentinel 10/1/1863; Gen. Winder attempts to impress the tobacco factory of Jas. H. Grant at Franklin and 19th for a slave hospital, but Grant gets an injunction to keep his property and succeeds in blocking Winder's attempt
Richmond Whig 5/7/1864; slave of Jas. H. Grant is seriously injured in an accident at the Arsenal
M. W. Jory CSR, M331 various dates; food receipts for GH#12

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.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 468). 1 in. Reports of Surgical Cases, General Hospital No. 12. 1862-63. 1 vol. Narrative reports showing patient's name, rank, organization, age, and civilian occupation; wound or disease; operation or treatment; and history and progress of case. Arranged numerically; there is a name index in the volume.

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