War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0613 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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Report of the sick and wounded amongst the Confederate troops performing guard duty at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Ga., for the months of July and August, 1864-Contd.

GENERAL SUMMARY.

Remaining last report.

Date. Sick. Convalesc Total. Taken Aggregat

ent. sick e.

during

the

month.

1864.

July a.. 114 . . 425 734

August . . . 455 .

a..

July b.. 45 . 45 152 197

August 47 . 47 130 177

b..

July c.. 38 . 38 254 292

August 70 . 70 215 285

c..

July d.. 74 . 74 133 207

August 50 38 88 229 317

d..

July e.. 18 . . 57 78

August 28 . 28 30 58

e..

July f.. 114 . . 425 734

August 14 . 14 62 76

f..

July g.. . . . 248 250

August 91 . 92 110 212

g..

Date. Sent to Returned On Discharge Died.

general to duty. furlough. d.

hospital.

1864.

July a.. 33 547 26 . 2

August 31 356 21 2 .

a..

July b.. 13 130 4 1 2

August 21 86 1 . 4

b..

July c.. 24 64 . . .

August 9 242 . . .

c..

July d.. 51 55 11 1 1

August 17 230 15 1 1

d..

July e.. 2 43 5 . .

August . 42 5 . .

e..

July f.. 33 547 26 . 2

August . 47 2 . .

f..

July g.. 2 82 43 . 28

August 1 62 37 . 28

g..

Remaining. Mean

Date. Sick. Convalesc Total. Officers. Enlisted

ent. men.

1864.

July a.. 126 . 734 45 684

August 45 . 455 45 756

a..

July b.. 47 . 47 42 423

August 15 50 65 43 582

b..

July c.. 204 . 204 45 974

August 34 . 34 46 989

c..

July d.. 88 . 88 45 650

August 40 13 53 42 750

d..

July e.. 28 . 28 9 225

August 11 . 11 10 224

e..

July f.. 126 . 734 45 684

August 13 . 13 4 140

f..

July g.. 91 . 92 . .

August 72 2 74 . .

g..

strength. Ratio per 1,000.

Date. Total. Number Deaths. Cases. Deaths.

treated.

1864.

July a.. 729 620 2 113 .

August 801 455 . 568 .

a..

July b.. 475 152 2 . .

August 625 120 4 208 6

b..

July c.. 1,019 254 . . .

August 1,033 276 . 28 .

c..

July d.. 695 133 1 . .

August 792 229 1 289 11/3 1\7

d..

July e.. 234 57 . . .

August 234 55 . 230 .

e..

July f.. 729 622 . . .

August 144 62 . 430 .

f..

July g.. . 274 . . .

August . 202 . . .

g..

a First Regiment Georgia Reserves.

b Second Regiment Georgia Reserves.

c Third Regiment Georgia Reserves.

d Fourth Regiment Georgia Reserves.

e Fifty-fifth Georgia Detachment.

f Florida Light Artillery.

g Sumter Hospital.

We will examine first the consolidated report of the sick and wounded Federal prisoners: During six months from the 1st of March to the 31st of August, 42,686 cases of diseases and wounds were reported. No classified record of the sick in the stockade was kept after the establishment of the hospital without the prison. This fact, in conjunction with those already presented relating to the insufficiency of medical officers, and the extreme illness and even death of many prisoners in the tents in the stockade, without any medical attention or record beyond the bare number of the dead, demonstrate that these figures, large as they appear to be, are far below the truth. As the number of prisoners varied greatly at different periods, the relations between those reported sick and well, as far as these statistics extend, can best be determined by a comparison of the statistics for each month.

The following table presents the mean strength, the total diseases and deaths, and the total cases and deaths of the most fatal diseases:

Table illustrating the mean strength, total cases of disease and death, and the relations of the cases and deaths of the most fatal diseases amongst the Federal prisoners confined at Andersonville, Ga.

(Consolidated from the original reports on file in the office of the surgeon in charge of the post of Andersonville, by Joseph Jones, surgeon, Provisional Army, C. S.)

Date. Mean Total Ratio of Total

strength taken sick to deaths

f Federal sick or well. One from all

prisoners wounded sick in- causes.

. during

the

month.

1864.

March.. 7,500 1,530 4.9 283

April.. 10,000 2,425 4.08 576

May.. 15,000 8,583 1.7 708

June.. 22,291 7,968 2.8 1,201

July.. 29,030 10,834 2.6 1,952

August.. 32,899 11,346 2.9 2,992

Total. . 42,686 . 7,712

Date. Per cent. One death Per cent.

of deaths in so many of deaths

to sick sick and to mean

entered on wounded strength,

sick prisoners. sick and

reports well.

during

month.

1864.

March.. 18.42 26.4 3.77

April.. 23.7 17.3 5.76

May.. 8.2 21.18 4.72

June.. 15.0 18.5 5.38

July.. 18.1 14.8 6.64

August.. 26.3 10.9 9.9

Total. . . .