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He was most likely buried in the Oakwood Confederate Cemetery as it closer to the hospital than the Hollywood Cemetery. I checked the Hollywood burial list. He is not recorded there.

Unfortunately, Oakwood burial lists are few with some 16,000 unknowns buried there. There is an Oakwood group searching the records in which I am participating, however, I do not have access to the known burials.

George Martin

General Hospital #21

Also called: Gwalthmey Factory Hospital, Gwathmey Factory Hospital, Gwathney Factory Hospital, Maryland Hospital, C. S. M. Prison Hospital. Probably former tobacco facotry of R. A. Mayo Company, later Gwathmey Tobacco Company. Large six-storied, brick building. Opened before June 1862. Capacity over 700, employees 65. Used for smallpox epidemic December 1862, before these sufferers were moved to Howard’s Grove Hospital. Had 600/700 Union wounded prisoners May and June 1864. Straw vote for President by these men 9 November 1864: Lincoln 154, McClellan 300. Dr. George William Semple, surgeon-in-charge. Used for a short time by Federal occupation forces. Location: northwest corner of 25th and Cary Streets, west of General Hospital #24.

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