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Information about General Hospital #17 in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

Also called: Fourth Georgia Hospital. Formerly tobacco factory of Smith and McCurdey. Destroyed in evacuation fire. Opened 19 May 1862. Report of 7 June 1862 lists 86 patients, but capacity was over 125. Location: westside of 21st Street, between Main and Cary Streets, about mid-block, just north of General Hospital #16. (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. 23 9/1862 - 2/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #17 - hospital closed after February, 1863

Written Accounts

Richmond Enquirer 9/17/1861; "Hospitals in Richmond" list
Richmond Dispatch 10/17/1861; Washerwomen needed at the Georgia hospitals - apply to Smith's Factory, 21st street
Richmond Dispatch 5/23/1862; Edward Conner, 21 Miss, stabbed to death at Rocketts - dies at 4th Georgia Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 5/23/1862; coroner's inquest held at the Fourth Georgia Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 5/27/1862; J. B. Ficklin, Asst. Surg. In Charge, 4th Ga. Hospital orders out-patients to report
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; Enormous list of wounded by hospital: Central Depot; Third Georgia; Royster; First Alabama; St. Charles; Keen, Baldwin & Williams; Kent; Christian & Lea’s; Ligon; Globe; Third Alabama; Institute; Fourth Georgia
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; list of patients at Moore Hospital, Ligon Hospital, Second Georgia Hospital, Third Georgia Hospital, Howard’s Grove, & Fourth Georgia Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1862; Georgia Hospitals need 8 or 10 house servants
Richmond Daily Dispatch 7/5/1862; Federal officers moved from Libby to Smith & McCurdy's warehouse
Richmond Dispatch 7/28/1862; Depot of Georgia Hospital & Relief Association established on Main Street next to Trader’s Bank
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. IV 8/1/1862; order from F. Sorrel, re-designating existing hospitals into Gen. Hosps. with numbers.
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
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. 39) 11/16/1862; Inspection report
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 23 9/1862 - 2/1863; Statistics of General Hospital #17 - hospital closed after February, 1863
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Official Records, Ser. II, Vol. VI, pp. 852-853 11/10/1863 - 1/18/1864; statement of clothing issued to prisoners in Richmond.
Official Records, Ser. II, Vol. VI, pp. 544-548 11/18/1863; report of number of prisoners in Richmond as well as provisions issued to prisoners
Richmond Enquirer 3/23/1865; details on recruitment of black troops and call for volunteers; rendezvous for negro troops is at Smith's factory, 21st street. T. P. Turner (Libby Prison) is one of the officers
Richmond Whig 4/4/1865; excellent account of the evacuation and burning of Richmond; mentions Smith's factory, "on 21st street" burning

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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