Wilson Confederate Military Hospital Museum

satchwell note

Letter from Dr. S.S. Satchwell

On Tuesday July 23 at 11 am, there will be an unveiling of the Civil War Trails marker for the Wilson Confederate Military Hospital Museum.  It is located on 401 Goldsboro St. N. Wilson, NC 27893.

Here is a description of the hospital from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Confederacy organized its Medical Department late in 1861 and within months, in April of 1862, the North Carolina General Military Hospital No. 2 was established in Wilson in what had once been the Wilson Female Seminary. Dr. Solomon Sampson Satchwell, who had graduated from Wake Forest College and studied medicine at New York University before serving as a military surgeon with the Twenty-fifth North Carolina Infantry, was appointed Surgeon-in-Charge. In the 1864 Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal the Wilson hospital was listed as one of twenty-one principal hospitals in North Carolina. It served those wounded in fighting along the coast.

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