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Hospitals near the fiercest fighting.

Wherever great battles were fought, hospitals of more or less permanency, as well as temporary fieldhos-pitals, were bound to spring up. At Corinth, which Rosecrans held stoutly against Van Dorn's impetuous attacks in October, 1862; at Nashville, where Hood was broken by Thomas in December, 1864; at Vicksburg, where Pemberton faced Grant until its fall, July 4, 1863; in Virginia, where the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia ranged over the ground again and again; even as far to the Union rear as Evansville, Indiana, hospitals were opened for the sick and wounded. Public buildings, schools, colleges, churches, hotels, and large mansions were all utilized for this purpose. Chesapeake Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, and Corona Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi, were female colleges before they were used as hospitals. At the Chesapeake about 700 wounded prisoners taken in the Seven Days were treated.

Corona College, Corinth, Mississippi

Officers' hospital, Nashville, Tennessee

McPherson hospital, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Chesapeake hospital, Hampton, Virginia

Mansion house hospital, Alexandria, Virginia

U. S. Marine hospital, Evansville, Indiana


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