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Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter

Identifier: MS C 60


  • 1862-1869


0.21 Linear Feet (7 items, 1 box)



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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.

Collection Summary

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).



Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Finding Aid to the Armory Square General Hospital orders, correspondence, and printed matter 1862-1869
Unverified Partial Draft
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
1984; 2002
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

8600 Rockville Pike
Bldg 38/1E-21, MSC 3819
Bethesda MD 20894 US
(301) 402-8878