William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
Finding aid for
Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) Records, 1864
James S. Schoff Civil War CollectionFinding aid created by
Manuscripts Division Staff
Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) records
Sweet, Orlando P., 1838-1872
The Carver Hospital records contain entries for admissions and surgery performed during the last year of the Civil War.
The material is in English
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Access and Use
Donated 1977. M-1782.
The collection is open for research.
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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.
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.
- 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.