June 25 1862 - Hospital in Hagerstown
U. S. Hospital
The Hospital at present located in this town is admirably arranged and systematised in all its departments. Its Surgeons, nurses, and other attachees all seem to be well qualified for the discharge of the duties posed upon them, and its extreme cleanliness, quietude and good order generally have elicited encomiums from all who have visited it. On Sunday last, interesting religious exercises were held by the Rev Mr. Brown, which were attended by a number of the soldiers. The following letter from Dr. J. Edw. Warner, at present in charge of the Hospital, will be read with interest:—
Department Shenandoah, General Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.,
June 23d, 1862.
Thinking that a word in regard to the Military Hospital now located in this place will be interesting to many of your readers, I take this means of stating that the whole number now under treatment is, 163. Since removing from Williamsport, two deaths have occured, viz: June 13th, Charles Briggs, Private, Co. M, 1st Mich; Cavalry, of Pneumonia; June 21st, John Currin, Private, Co. A, 3d Wisconsin Infantry, of Consumption.
The building occupied is admirably adapted for the purpose; indeed the ventilation and various conveniences are quite as good as if originally intended for a hospital.
In behalf of patients and attendants, we tender our warmest thanks to many benevolent ladies and gentlemen who have visited us, and cordially invite them, as well as all citizens who feel so disposed, to visit us as often as is convenient. They will always be welcome.
We feel confident that the pleasant location, kindness of citizens, and attentions of comrades, will soon enable many of our sick to report for duty.
J. Edward Warner,
Surgeon in Charge.
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