Mays Confederate Hospital records

Mays Confederate Hospital records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mays Confederate Hospital (Morgan County, Ga.)
Title: Mays Confederate Hospital records
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 volume housed with minor collections MS 217 and MS 218)
Coll. Number: ms218

Biographical/Historical Note

Mays Confederate Hospital was located near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia and formerly existed as a cotton factory on the Georgia railroad. The hospital was burned by General William Sherman during his march to the sea in 1864.

Scope and Content Note

One bound volume of the Mays Confederate Hospital located in Morgan County, Georgia from 1864-1865. The first section of the volume includes a chronological log with each entry containing the patient's name, rank, company, regiment, brigade, post office, state, number of days in the hospital, disease, where reported, remarks (usually furlough information), and a hospital number (usually three). The second part of the volume consists of a registry for the Medical Examining Board for the hospital and contains the same type of information as the log but lists patients with more serious wounds or illnesses. The final section contains information on Madison residents treated at the hospital.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
Hospital records.
Hospitals--Confederate States of America.
Morgan County (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mays Confederate Hospital records, MS 218. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Confederate States of America prison (Madison, Ga.) records.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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