A recent communication in this paper relative to the management of this hospital paid a deserved tribute to the Medical Director
, and other officers, but referred very briefly to Dr M. H. Houston
of the 2d division of the institution.
This apparent neglect of an able and efficient physician is probably attributable to a want of acquaintance with him. Dr. Houston
has for many years been a resident and probably the most prominent physician of Wheeling
Determining when the issue between the North and South was made up, to stand by his own State and the Confederacy
, he had to flee from Wheeling
He sought the service, and first at Winchester
and afterwards at Culpeper
has been doing all in his power to relieve the sufferings of the soldier.
He has been assiduous in his attendance on the sick, and remarkably successful, we learn, in his treatment of their diseases, Dr.
H. had a large family, and has four sons
in the army of the South
He lost his property in Wheeling
, which, it is understood, has been confiscated by Lincoln
Removed as the people in this part of the State
are from the regions where treason has erected its hydra head, they cannot fully appreciate the sacrifices that the faithful and true men there have to make.--It is only by leaving their houses and all they possess that they escape the tyrant's dungeons.
The camp becomes their home, and the victories of our army their only hope.--Their loyalty is signally displayed, and they deserve the consideration and honor that is due to true patriots in a day of trial.