MEDIA
Complaints About Medical Care in Charlottesville
Original Author: Patients of a Confederate hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
Created: September 3, 1861
Medium: Handwritten letter
Publisher: National Archives

Complaints About Medical Care in Charlottesville

In a September 3, 1861, letter, thirty-four patients in a Confederate hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, petition "his Excellency Jefferson Davis," president of the Confederate States of America, for his help in dealing with incompetent medical care. "Disease is wasting away the glorious army of the Potomac," they wrote. "We have lost

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