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‘A chief point of attraction in the city yesterday was the Yankee hospital in Queen Street, where the principal portion of the Federal wounded, negroes and whites, have been conveyed. Crowds of men, women, and boys congregated in front of the building to speculate on the novel scenes being enacted within, or to catch glimpses through the doorways of the long rows of maimed and groaning beings who lined the floors of the two edifices, but this was all they could see. The operations were performed in the rear of the hospital, where half a dozen or more tables were constantly occupied throughout the day with the mutilated subjects. The wounds generally are of a severe character, owing to the short distance at which they were inflicted, so that amputations were almost the only operations performed. Probably not less than seventy or eighty legs and arms; were taken off yesterday, and more are to follow to-day. The writer saw eleven removed in less than an hour. Yankee blood leaks out by the bucketful. . . . The surgeons and physicians in attendance and at work. were Doctors J. L. Dawson in charge of the hospital, T. M. Robertson,. Ancrum, Kinlock, Coleman, Mood, Davega, Elliot, two Fitches, Ravenel, Bellinger, Raoul, Brown, and probably two or three others whose names are not now recalled.’

In view of the fact that our white prisoners exchanged on the next day reported that the Confederates neglected their wounds, that the surgeons were unskilful, and that unnecessary amputations were suffered, the above account is quoted.

States says, that being wounded, he was taken to hospital, where the colored prisoners were somewhat separated from the whites, and received treatment last. He was well treated by the surgeons, and was furnished with good food while there. Continuing, he says that the colored prisoners, not wounded, were taken to Castle Pinckney; and in this he is corroborated by Alfred Green of Company B, also a prisoner, who says that he was taken there, locked up in a room with his companions, and fed on mush. These statements regarding the confinement of our unwounded in Castle Pinckney, immediately, are however contradicted by Assistant-Surgeon John T. Luck, U. S. Navy, and Chaplain H. C. Trumbull, Tenth Connecticut Infantry, who were both unjustifiably made prisoners on the morning of July 19, 1863, at Morris Island, and were brought in contact with our men.

Chaplain Trumbull says that he and Adjutant Camp of his

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