Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) Records, 1864

James S. Schoff Civil War Collection

Finding aid created by
Manuscripts Division Staff

Summary Information
Title: Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) records
Creator: Sweet, Orlando P., 1838-1872
Inclusive dates: 1864-1865
Extent: 218 pages
The Carver Hospital records contain entries for admissions and surgery performed during the last year of the Civil War.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
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Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated 1977. M-1782.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.


No copyright restrictions.


The Carver Hospital records were preserved in the family of Dr. Orlando Sweet until their donation to the Clements Library.

There is no information in the volume identifying the hospital, however M[ichael] H. Barclay, Co. K, 7th New York Artillery, appears in an entry on page 109. In Pfisterer's compendium of Civil War regiments from New York, Barclay is recorded as having died at Carver.

Preferred Citation:

Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) Records, James S. Schoff Civil War Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Born in Richmond, Vt., in 1838, Dr. Orland P. Sweet appears to have served as a surgeon at Carver Hospital, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. Carver was one of numerous hospitals established in the capital to deal with the flood tide of war casualties from the front. Sweet died in Lowell, Vt., on June 8, 1872.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Carver Hospital records include terse entries for admissions and surgery performed during the last year of the war.

Subject Terms

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.
    • Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
    • Sweet, Orlando P., 1838-1872.
    Genre Terms:
    • Hospital records.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) records,  1864 February 2-1865 May 2 [series]