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Carded Medical Records for the 16th Reg’t NH Volunteers

April 13th, 2012

This week I’ve had an opportunity to spend a couple of days at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. On these rare occasions, I like to spend time learning about sets of records of that are not online and that have not been microfilmed.  This week I learned a little about “Carded Medical Records.”

The Civil War pension record of my Great-grandfather, Daniel R. Woodward, made it clear that he had been injured during the Civil War—not in battle, but when he fell over a stump in camp.[1]

Records of Union soldiers who had been hospitalized during the Civil War were compiled onto cards from original records such as hospital registers, rolls, reports, and records relating to medical treatment. The resulting “Carded Medical Records” generally contain data that includes name; rank; organization; complaint; and date of admittance.[2]  The cards are arranged by state and thereunder by regiment.

The Carded Medical Records of the 16th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers were located for the following Woodwards.

1. Daniel R. Woodward, Pvt., Co. E; Admitted Mch 6, 1863 to Regimental Hospital, 16 New Hampshire Infantry; and sent to G.H. Charity Mc 3; Source:NH Regt’l Reg. No. 123, Hos. No. [blank]; page 13.

2. Daniel R. Woodward, P, Co. E, 16 Reg’t NH; Admitted Mar 6, 1863 to Charity U.S. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Diagnosis: Chronic disease of ankle joint; Disch’d from service May 8, 1863; age 29; Nativity, Merrimack Co., NH; Source:[La Reg. No. 23; Hos. No. [blank]; page 134.

3. T.N. Woodward, Pt, Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Vol; complaint, Febris Typhoid; Admitted June 14th, 1863, to St. James U.S. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Disch’d from service, Aug 1st, 1863; Remarks: By reason of expiration of terms of Service; Ward 4; Source: La. Reg. No. 10; Hos. No. 4082; page [blank].

4. Daniel E. Woodward, Co. I, 16th Reg’t NH; Complaint: Feb Typhoid; Admitted Feby 6, 1863 to Marine, U.S.A. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Ret’d to duty, April 3, 1863; Ward H; Source: La. Reg. No. 27; No. 1964; page [blank].

5. Daniel E. Woodward, Corp., Co. I, 16th Reg’t NH; complaint: Chronic Diarrhea fol Typhoid Fever; Admitted May 19, 1963 to U.S.A. Conval Gen’l Hosp. (Barracks,), Baton Rouge, La.; Ret’d to duty July 19, 1863; Source: La. Reg. No. 128, Hos. No. 17, page 44

6. D.E. Woodward, Pvt. Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Infantry; Complaint, Febris; Admitted: Jan 28, 1863 to Regimental Hospital 16 New Hampshire Infantry; Sent to G.H. Feb 6, 1863; Source: NH Regt’l Reg. No. 123; Hos. No. [blank], page 7

7. T.N. Woodward, Pt, Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Vol; Complaint: Febris Typhoid; Admitted June 14th, 1862 to St. James U.S.A. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Disch’d from service, Aug 1st, 1863; Remarks: By reason of expiration of terms of service; Ward 4; Source: La. Reg. No.  10; Hos. No. 6082; page [blank]

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[1] Union Pension of Daniel R. Woodward, file #NC-711-973, Record Group 15, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[2] Woodward, 16th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846 – 1865; entry 534, Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, National Archives, Washington, D.C.