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Wounded Soldiers In Washington DC

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Washington DC- The photo was taken in 1864. Pictured above is a group of wounded soldiers at one of the union hospital wards in Washington DC. At the beginning of the civil war in 1861, local businesses, schools, churches, and large houses were used as medical facilities to help the injured men of duty. Washington DC was the capital of the northern states, so it was required to change it's used facilities. They ended up with heavily armed, and equipped bases with many hospitals to help soldiers. The hospitals were spread out and located inside the center of volunteer-guarded military bases. During the Civil War there was a total of three appointed Generals in charge of the district. In the picture above the hospital in Carver, Washington

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