MEDIA
Hospital Regulations
Original Author: Thomas Fisher
Created: July 1, 1863
Medium: Printed broadside
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

Hospital Regulations

The rules governing Confederate patients being treated at General Hospital, No. 3, in Lynchburg, Virginia, are delineated in this broadside issued on July 1, 1863. Smoking was prohibited, as was "spitting upon the floors, or from the windows and porches." Patients were expected to be "cleanly in their persons and apparel; respectful and soldierly in their deportment." The rules went on to state that "profanity must be studiously avoided, and abusive language or insulting epithets, from one to another, is especially forbidden." Liquor was also proscribed, as was "unripe fruit, or other eatables of an injurious character."

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