Hospital Transports: A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862

Hospital Transports: A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862

Olmsted, Frederic Law; United States Sanitary Commission.

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863


Scarce. Bound in publisher's cloth. Rebacked, with renewed spine.  Pp. 167. Letters and papers compiled by Frederick Law Olmsted at the request of the United States Sanitary Commission.   Olmsted served as the general secretary of the USSC.  The United States Sanitary Commission, was a civilian organization authorized by the federal government to provide sanitary and medical assistance to the Union volunteer forces during the United States Civil War, 1861-1865.  Nevins p. 132: "An excellent description of transports, by a master writer of the day; reveals forcefully the Union tragedy of the peninsular campaign."

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