From the Richmond Enquirer, 6/26/1862, p. 2, c. 5

A NUMBER OF NEW HOSPITALS have been established in the lower part of the city to answer the requirements of the next fight. While this has been the case the majority of the patients received from the battle of May 31st, into those Hospitals previously established have either been sent to their homes, or up the Canal into the country, or gotten sufficiently recovered to leave. Only the most desperately wounded men now remain at any of the Hospitals. Not long ago the Masonic fraternity offered both of its lodges in the city to be used for the accommodation of the wounded; but the Surgeon General, while returning the Order thanks for its patriotism, has declined to avail himself  kind offer, the rooms secured elsewhere for the above purpose being deemed amply sufficient, unless, indeed, we are forced to care for McClellan’s wounded as well as our own.


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