Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Lot 1030

Previous image preload Next image preload

Rare Civil War newspaper, the 'Hammond Gazette', 4pp. 8 x 11.5 in., Point Lookout, Md., March 10, 1863, further headlined: 'For the Benefit of the Sick and Wounded in Hammond General Hospital' A variety of news and other items are included, notably the resignation of Gen. Franz Sigel, an editorial on the dearth of promotions of medical officers by brevet, Yazoo Pass, war news, poetry, and a list of patients at the hospital ordered by state. Slightly worn with two toned spots, still quite good. In 1862, the U. S. government leased land at Point Lookout to build a military hospital for war casualties. The hospital was constructed on pilings and had 16 buildings arranged like the spokes of a wheel with four small buildings in the center. Hammond Hospital could handle 1400 patients, with casualties transported by water on steamers. After the Battle of Gettysburg, a POW was built on the same peninsula and Hammond started taking in injured and sick Confederate prisoners in addition to Federal soldiers, and the hospital soon became overcrowded. After the war ended, the government closed Hammond Hospital in 1865, and the buildings were demolished or sold.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


Shipments are sent via USPS Priority, USPS International Priority, FedEx and DHL (for most overseas shipments) or FedEx Ground at the auctioneer's option, signature is always required, unless other arrangements are made. Handling and shipping charges will be added to the invoice in one entry. Buyers should be aware that large, framed, fragile or odd shaped items can incur substantial shipping and packing charges. International shipments are invoiced by DIMENSIONAL weight, not the item weight. Please contact us for an estimate before bidding NOTE: Large, heavy or bulky items may not be shipped by the auctioneer - arrangements for shipping of these items via a third-party shipper may be arranged through the auction house. Customers who supply their own courier account number will still be charged a handling fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipments after receipt of payment due to the high volume of packages being shipped.

October 29, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping

View full terms and conditions

From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $10,000