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AUCTION 24

Health and Sickness in the Army

<p>Order 319 (322)</p>


255.    

[MEDICINE]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. A group of eight general orders having to do with medical matters. All are 12mo, disbound, and in good condition.

[1] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Oct. 23, 1847. General Orders 319 (changed in contemporary manuscript to 322). [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed H.L. Scott (trimmed).

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 71. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 393.

Makes arrangements for sick and wounded officers and soldiers to be returned to the U.S.

[2] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, October 26, 1847. General Orders 325. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed H.L. Scott.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 393.

Appoints R.S. Satterlee Army medical director.

[3] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, November 24, 1847. General Orders 357. [1-2], 2, blank] pp. Signed H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 72. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 396.

Part of the provisions are for sick and wounded soldiers to be transferred to Veracruz for shipment home.

[4] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, December 6, 1847. General Orders 365. [1] [3, blank] pp.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 72. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 397.

Lists seventeen sick and wounded officers who are being sent home and who will serve in the recruiting service if able.

[5] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Dec. 16, 1847. General Orders 377. [1] [3, blank] pp. P. [1] badly soiled.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 73.

Establishes a general military hospital system in Mexico City and gives orders concerning the system’s administration. Locations include Iturbide’s Palace, School of Mines, etc. Requires that every regiment also send one cook for every twenty men and one nurse for every ten.

[6] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Jan. 11, 1848. General Orders 14. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 401.

Gives a list of sick and wounded officers, ordering that upon their return to the U.S. they report to the recruiting service if able.

[7] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, January 20, 1848. General Orders 27. Broadside. Signed H.L. Scott.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 402.

Reports that it has come to light that soldiers are being unceremoniously buried and orders that due solemnity be accorded the deceased if possible.

[8] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, April 4, 1848. General Orders 47. [1] [3, blank] pp. Browned at top. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

First edition. Eberstadt, p. 76. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 408.

Orders that the general hospital at Xalapa be expanded to handle 1,000 patients and makes provisions for sending military patients there.

An excellent representation of the medical issues facing the Army during the war.

($1,000.00-$2,000.00)

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