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H.W. Santelle medical journal

Collection number: ahc.MSS629f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a journal kept by H. W. Santelle. It records the medical treatment of three patients he attended from 1863-1864. He notes their rank, age, regiment, company, injury, and battle where the injury was sustained. Each soldiers' health and treatment are documented, and the journal includes a post mortem examination report. The three soldiers were: Clarance L. Coulter, a twenty-four year old corporal in Company G, 123 New York Volunteers; Thomas Ruffin, a thirty-seven year old colonel in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry; and N. P. Bush, a twenty-nine year old private in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Company F. Also included in the journal are prescriptions for various problems including coughs, toothaches, upset stomach, small pox, diarrhea, and scarlet fever. The end of the journal contains information such as unidentified farm work accounting and genealogy for an individual identified as David Hazard.


  • 1863-1892


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

H. W. Santelle, a physician with the U.S. Army during the Civil War, worked in Grace Church Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, Ward 1. Additional biographical information about H. W. Santelle has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1995


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

H.W. Santelle medical journal
Paul Crater
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305