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Satterlee U.S.A. General Hospital, West Philadelphia.
Published by James D. Gay, and will be sent by mail to any part of the United States on receipt of 75 cents. Address. No. 300 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Magnus, Charles - Lithographer
- Gay, James D. - Author
Text from poster: "This is perhaps the largest and most complete Army Hospital in the world. It covers sixteen acres of ground, There are 24 wards, containing 4500 beds. The length of the buildings is 900 feet. There are altogether 7 acres of floors. It was opened for the reception of our brave sick and wounded soldiers, June 9th 1862. Admitted up to May 27th 1864 12,773. Deaths, 260. Since the great battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, there have been several hundred tents put up outside the enclosure, as the accommodations are not sufficient for the large number of patients daily arriving from the field. The Principle officers are I.I. Hayes, Surgeon, U.S.V. Commanding, W.H. Forwood, Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. Executive Officer, J. Williams, Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A. , Acting Executive Officer, et al...Visiting days, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2 to 5 P.M. Special passes, approved b the Surgeon in Charge, procured of the Executive Officer. There are forty Sister of Charity in this Hospital, who are ever ready to relieve the sufferings if its inmates. There is, for the accomodations of the patients, a large Reading Room, with Library, Piano, &c.; also, Sutler Store, Stationery and Newspaper Depot, Barber Shop, and Printing Office, where there is published a very neat paper, called the Hospital register, also, a fine Band of Music."
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