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Finding Aid to the Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter, 1862-1869

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 1984; 2002
Encoded by James Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter
Creator: Armory Square Hospital (Washington, D. C.)
Dates: 1862-1869
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (7 items, 1 box)
Abstract:
Consists of booklet of local orders issued to the Hospital, one published and two typewritten articles about the Hospital, the order to close the Hospital and one issue of the Armory Square Hospital gazette (1865).

Call number: MS C 60
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Preferred Citation:

Armory Square Hospital. Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter. 1862-1869. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 60.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter, 1862-1869

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 1984; 2002
Encoded by James Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Armory Square Hospital (Washington, D. C.)Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter Dates: 1862-18690.21 linear feet (7 items, 1 box)MS C 60 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Consists of booklet of local orders issued to the Hospital, one published and two typewritten articles about the Hospital, the order to close the Hospital and one issue of the Armory Square Hospital gazette (1865).Provenance:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

The National Library of Medicine believes these materials to be in the public domain. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Armory Square Hospital. Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter. 1862-1869. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 60.

Historical Note

A system of general hospitals to serve Union wounded soldiers was promoted by the U.S. Army's Sanitary Commission in 1861. Their purpose was to provide extended medical care in established hospitals to casualties evacuated from battlefield medical facilities. The District of Columbia was the most concentrated center for general hospitals, supporting 25 to 28 institutions. Of these, Armory Square General Hospital was one of the largest. Established in the summer of 1862, it was located on 7th street opposite the Smithsonian Institution and adjacent to the Columbian Armory. Conveniently accessible to both railroads and major thoroughfares, the hospital treated mostly members of the Army of the Potomac. It closed during the summer of 1865.


Consists of booklet of local orders issued to the Hospital, one published and two typewritten articles about the Hospital, the order to close the Hospital and one issue of the Armory Square Hospital gazette (1865).

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Hospitals, Military
    Geographic Names

    • District of Columbia

    Series Descriptions

    11 Local orders - ward W, 1862-18642933060RX1

    [view online]

    12 Orders and printed material, 1864-18692933060RX2

    [view online]

    13 A retrospective view of the United States general hospitals during the war, by Henry Alfred Robbins, M.D., undated2933060RX3

    [view online]

    14 "Interesting anniversary exercises at Armory Square Hospital", 18632933060RX4

    [view online]

    15 Armory Square Hospital Gazette, vol. 2, no. 64, 18652933060RX5

    [view online]


    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Consists of booklet of local orders issued to the Hospital, one published and two typewritten articles about the Hospital, the order to close the Hospital and one issue of the Armory Square Hospital gazette (1865).

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1 1
    Local orders - ward W, 1862-1864 [view online]
    1 2
    Orders and printed material, 1864-1869 [view online]
    1 3
    A retrospective view of the United States general hospitals during the war, by Henry Alfred Robbins, M.D., undated [view online]
    1 4
    "Interesting anniversary exercises at Armory Square Hospital", 1863 [view online]
    1 5
    Armory Square Hospital Gazette, vol. 2, no. 64, 1865 [view online]