Information about the Louisiana Hospital in Richmond, VA during
the Civil War.
Also called: Richmond College Hospital, Baptist College Hospital. The main building of
Richmond College [Baptist] known as "Columbia" was taken for joint operation by
Confederate government and Louisiana Hospital Committee. Probably other buildings on
grounds were used also. The building is still standing with an annex wing attached and
located on the northeast corner of Lombardy and Grace Streets. The college grounds were
the area now embraced by the City streets of Lombardy Street in the west, Broad Street on
the north, Monument Avenue on the south, and about half a block east of Ryland Street in
the east. Opened 4 June 1862. It had 120 patients in September 1864, but its capacity was
higher. Dr. W. C. Nicholls, surgeon-in-charge. John H. Mackenzie, resident agent for
Louisiana Hospital Committee. Building and grounds used by Federal occupation forces as
hospital and encampment under the name of Camp Casey. Lt. Col. James Brady of 1st
Pennsylvania Light Artillery, commanding.
9/26/1862; excellent description of the Senate
debate on the hospital bill. Praises Clopton, St. Francis de Sales,
Louisiana Hospital, and Winder Hospital. Gives some statistics not available
elsewhere. Generally praises hospitals run by women
9/30/1862; Report of the Select Committee on
Hospitals; reports on hospitals in Richmond and elsewhere and what to do
about them - recommends reforms such as matrons, purchasing agents, and
effective hospital funds. Mentions many current matrons, including S. L.
Tompkins, Mrs. Clopton, Mrs. Hopkins, several heretofore unknown
matrons at Winder Hospital, and many others. Gives statistics of Winder and
Chimborazo Hospitals. Excellent article.
5/15/1865; Richmond College, formerly Louisiana
Hospital, will re-open soon
Seth R. Hurd CSR, M331
various dates; morning report for
In the National Archives
Record Group 109,
VI, vols. 418, 458). 1 in.
Prescription Books, Louisiana Hospital.
1861. 2 vols.Show date, patient's bed number (no name), disease,
and medicines to be given each day. Entries are arranged chronologically.
Record Group 109,
VI, vol. 712). 2 in.
Morning Reports of Patients and Attendants,
Louisiana and Camp Lee Hospitals; and of Federals Held Prisoner and
Attendants, Belle Isle Barracks. 1862-65. 1 vol.The daily reports
of patients and attendants show the number of patients in hospital, in
private quarters, received, returned to duty, transferred, furloughed,
discharged, deserted, died, and remaining; the number of medical officers,
stewards, nurses, cooks, laundresses, matrons, wardmaster, and guards
present for duty; and remarks. The daily reports of sick and wounded
Federals held prisoner show the number in prison; the number admitted to
treatment since the last report; total in prison, transferred, and
remaining in prison; and the number of medical officers, stewards, and
nurses present for duty. The reports are arranged in two groups, as
indicated in the above title, thereunder chronologically, and thereunder
by State of patient's organization.