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Civil War Hospital Blanket

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Seller: li-jo82 (719) 100%, Location: Orlando, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 323395672854 Confederate Hospital Department - Original Homespun Hospital Blanket Information I was given when I purchased the blanket. "This homespun, loomed, hand stitch finished blanket is so distinctly marked 'Hospital Department / C.S.A. and right out a reclamation bin outside of Columbus, GA, where in 1864-1865 a 1500 bed eight building hospital was constructed to care for wounded Confederate soldiers. The blanket measures about 6'x4', with hand cross-stitched ends in a dark blue thread. A center seam is present and evidence of being hand-loomed. Stenciled in one corner reads 'Hospital Department / C.S.A.' in toned ink. There is a few areas of moth tracking, no holes or areas of repair. One small end seem area looks like it was repaired (the thread is slightly darker, about 2-3"). There are a few small pink-ish stains."n February 1864, to relieve the serious overcrowding of Confederate hospitals in the Atlanta and Dalton areas, Columbus was chosen as the site of a 1500 bed army hospital. Eight buildings on broad Street, including two saloons and the court house were rented and equipped. By May there were 1350 patients. The location seemed remote from enemy raids. One of the largest convalescent hospitals in the confederacy was constructed "on the edge of town" on the site of Camp Montgomery with Dr. Francis O. Ticknor, Georgia doctor and poet, as its chief surgeons. The greatest hospital activity here followed the capture of Atlanta in September 1864. On October 1, Dr. Samuel Hollinsworth Stout, Medical director of Hospitals, Army and Department of Tennessee, ordered hospitals under his command moved to Columbus from Macon and Barnesville. Hundreds of patients were placed in tents on the town common and under the open sheds of the Muscogee Railroad. Subsidiary units were established in Opelika and Tuscumbia, Ala. Advance reports of the approach of Wilson´s Raiders in 1865 caused the rapid removal of the hospital staffs and patients to Atlanta before the raiders reached Columbus. GHM 106-28 Georgia Historical Commission 1957 #8 – Learn of Shady Grove Baptist Church’s ties to a Civil War hospital Late in the Civil War, Columbus emerged as a center for Confederate hospitals, some 1,500 beds distributed over eight rented buildings as well as cotton tents pitched on lawns. Remnants of one hospital – the Caines Convalescent Camp – are in the basement of the Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1901 Second Avenue, according to Judith Grant. Church lore has it that its black congregants sang to and comforted patients. After the war, according to church history, congregants sought and received permission to use the building for indoor worship, later building its church on the same site. Tours available by appointment. Please see photos for more description. All items sold "as is" and as described. These artifacts are old and have been used so expect wear and age defects unless noted otherwise. No returns unless description/photographs totally misrepresent item/s. Shipping:free. Sorry, no international bids accepted. Payment: Paypal only. Thanks for your interest and bid! Museum of Classical Antiquities and Primitive Arts since 1959. Please do due diligence and research before bidding and please ask ALL questions before bids are placed. Most items are being deaccessioned. Thanks, joe Condition: Used, Modified Item: No

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