Sanitary Commission No. 57: Reports on the Operations of the Inspectors and Relief Agents of the Sanitary Commission after the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. J. H. Douglas, C. W. Brink.

Sanitary Commission No. 57: Reports on the Operations of the Inspectors and Relief Agents of the Sanitary Commission after the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.

New York: Wm C. Bryant & Co., 1869. Unbound. Complete with all 31 pages. Never bound. Cleveland Hisotry Center blindstamp. No deaccession markings, but correspondence from the reference superviosrs stes the pamphlet was deaccessioned. Supple with some light toning; vertical crease. Small (1") quarter-circle dampstain in lower left corner. See Bibliotheca Americana #25696 and Sabin #76582. Includes reports of Drs. Douglas and Brink as well as printed letters by Johathan Letterman and Jonathan Moore, key Union medical officers. Includes specific reports concerning the operation of all 18 different Union Army hospitals supporting the battle. Exceptionally detailed first-hand information regarding casualties and battlefield medical care that isn't available elsewhere. The pamphlet provides considerable information about the services and supplies provided to the wounded by the Sanitary Commission including blankets, quilts, clean wollen clothing, socks, towels, dried fruit, biscuits, crackers, concentrated milk, the operation of kitchens at evacuation hubs, erecting shelters at evacuation hubs, and more. Very good. Item #009468

The Battle of Fredericksburg was horrific. There were over 18,000 casualties, 13,000 from the Union army. Rain and freezing temperatures played havoc with clearing wounded from the battlefield, however once casualties reached treatment facilities, excellent care (for the time) was provided. As of 2019, no others are for sale in the trade, nor are there any auction records listed at the Rare Book Hub. Although OCLC shows a number of insitutions hold this title, all but sever are links to a digital copy at Hathi Trust.

Price: $200.00

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