The Confederate Hospital at Wilmington, NC

General Hospital
No. 4

Completed March 2007
7111 names

In the early years of the Civil War, the Seamen's Home located at Dock and South Front Streets in Wilmington, North Carolina, was converted to a hospital for the sick and wounded of the Confederate Army. This 200 bed hospital, known as General Hospital No. 4, operated as an army hospital up until the fall of Wilmington to Federal troops on 22 February 1865 with the exception of its use for civilian yellow fever patients for the last four months of 1862.

The microfilmed records of the hospital have been obtained by the NHCPL from the National Archives (Record Group 109) and are being transcribed by Robert J. Cooke into spreadsheet format.

The columns on this spread sheet follow the format of the original records. See Introduction for explanation of the columns. An extremely valuable aspect of these records is the inclusion in most cases of the patient's home town.

An added column has the source microfilm number and other reference citations used by the compiler. References used.

Mr. Cooke has prepared a short history of General Hospital #4. See History

And if you always wondered what paronychia is, see the list of Diseases. Be aware that a considerable amount of creative spelling was used in these original records and every attempt has been made to preserve this creativity.

The original records were in chronological order but they have been alphabetized by surname of the patient in this searchable .pdf spreadsheet for convenient access. In the original records there are many blank spaces so not all columns will have information for each patient.

CREDITS: The Old New Hanover Genealogical Society paid a researcher to identify the original documents in the National Archives. Support for having the National Archives microfilm the records was received from the Friends of New Hanover Public Library, the Cape Fear Civil War Round Table, Oakdale Cemetery, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy - Cape Fear Chapter #3. And of course, much credit goes to the Staff of the North Carolina Room, NHCPL, who organized the project from beginning to end. When transcription is complete, the microfilm will be in the NHCPL Main library.

CAUTION: At this date the list contains information on 7111 individuals and is therefore necessarily a LARGE .pdf file, equal to 273 printed pages. This will be slow to download on dial up access computers. If this is a problem for you please email - we will help you check for names of interest.

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