Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 31, 1861
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† † YORKTOWN
a great diversity of opinion seems to exist in the minds of our lady friends
relative to the hospital at this place, I write a short note on order to remove
any uncertainty with regard to it.
have four distinct hospitals.† The first
or general one is the old Nelson house, to which all the worst cases are
sent.† This is under the management of
Dr. Hines, the Surgeon of the post.† The
next are the Regimental Hospitals belonging to each regiment, under the control
of its individual surgeon.† Here are sent
only those cases which render the men temporarily unfit for duty.
third is what may be termed the contagious, whose name is sufficiently explanatory
of its character.
fourth is the hospital at Biglerís Mills, about eight
miles above this place, under the care of Dr. Randolph, to which are sent the
convalescent patients and those who are suffering from chronic diseases.
would suggest that persons sending delicacies and other things for these
different hospitals, should always be particular to
enclose in such packages the name of the kind givers and the article presented.
they are intended for the general hospital, let them be marked to Dr. Hines;
when for any one of the different regiments, let them be addressed distinctly
to the regiment.† We however think, as a
general thing it would be best to direct all packages to Dr. Hines, marking
distinctly on them the different regiments for which they are intended, when
such is the case.
Dr. informs me that he is in want of experienced professional nurses, who are
willing to enter the hospital and abide entirely by his instructions.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† Chaplain of the Howitzerís Battalions
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]