Map of the new convalescent camp : Fairfax Co., Va. four miles S.W. from Washington, D.C


Map of the new convalescent camp

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Title:
Map of the new convalescent camp : Fairfax Co., Va. four miles S.W. from Washington, D.C
Description:
Torn in Two: Casualties during the war were unprecedented with 620,000 dying. The number injured was also quite high, and their care was an important priority, particularly for organizations determined to bring modern sensibilities to such undertakings. Among these was the newly formed U.S. Sanitation Commission, which attempted to shape the hygiene of camps, train nurses, and form ambulance corps. This ground plan, reflecting many of their objectives, depicts a convalescent camp near Washington, DC. Buildings are placed in an orderly manner with efficient use of space and easy access. This plan reflects the vision of the Commission’s Executive Secretary, Frederick Law Olmsted who would become one of the great designers of public space in the post-bellum period.
Creator:
Russell, L. H.
Creator:
Maddox, E. J.
Creator:
P.S. Duval & Son
Name on Item:
surveyed by L. H. Russell civil eng.
Date:
1863
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States Sanitary Commission--Maps
United States Christian Commission--Maps
Hospitals, Convalescent--Virginia--Fairfax--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
Libraries--Virginia--Fairfax--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
Fairfax County (Va.)--History--19th century--Maps
Fairfax (Va.)--History--19th century--Maps
Places:
VirginiaFairfax
Publisher:
[Philadephia] : E. J. Maddox
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Ills.: Library . 6000 Volms. -- U.S. Sanitary Commission -- U.S. Christian Commission.
Includes references.
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 66 x 51 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca.1:2400].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006567
Call #:
G3884.F2S5 1863 .R87
Barcode:
39999059026615
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