STEVENSON, R. Randolph
The southern side: Or, Andersonville Prison. Complied from official documents. Together with an examination of the Wirz Trial: A comparison of the mortality in Northern and Southern prisons; remarks on the exchange bureau, etc. An appendix, showing the number of prisoners that died at Andersonville, and the causes of death; classified lists of all that died in stockade and hospital, etc., etc.Baltimore, MD: Turnbull Brothers, 1876.
Stevenson was chief surgeon at the Confederate States Military Prison Hospitals in Andersonville, Georgia. The appendix lists the causes of death of 12,912 men.
"Andersonville Prison, established in Georgia early in 1864 to relieve the congestion in the capital and ease the supply problem, soon became the scene of sickness and death of an almost unbelievable scale. The inadequate facilities, the difficulties in procuring supplies and equipment, and the increasing poverty of the Confederacy were the principal factors that go to explain the frightful conditions that existed at Andersonville. Surgeon R. Randolph Stevenson, medical officer in charge, was appraised by one of his colleagues as a 'poor medical man & no surgeon, but an energetic officer in trying to provide for the wants and comforts of the sick under his charge--but without the means afforded him here to accomplish his desires" (Cunningham, Doctors in Gray, 103.)
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Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, HOSPITALS