Register of Confederate Naval Patients in the Charity Hospital at

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861.

(transcribed by Terry Foenander.)

Lewis Willis Minor was born in Virginia, and appointed into the United States Navy as Assistant Surgeon on February 8, 1832. Appointed Surgeon on September 8, 1841, his services were terminated when he was dismissed from the USN on May 7, 1861, as he cast his lot with the Confederate States Navy, being appointed a Surgeon in that service on June 10, 1861. Minor's service included stints at the Norfolk Hospital in 1861, the New Orleans station in 1861-62, the Jackson and Richmond stations later in 1862, and the Mobile station from 1862 to the surrender in 1865. He was paroled on May 10, 1865.

Part of Surgeon Minor's papers are held at the Alderman Memorial Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia, and the following register, as well as the Register of Patients in the C.S. Hospital Ship "St. Philip" at New Orleans, Louisiana , are reproduced through the kind permission of the Associate Director of Special Collections, Mr. Edward Gaynor. Please quote the following when requesting information relating to the papers:

Papers of Lewis Willis Minor (MSS 3988), Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.

Queries can be directed to the University Library at the following address:

Special Collections Dept.

Alderman Memorial Library

P.O. Box 400110

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4110

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Name and Rate Age Place of Birth Date of Admi-


Where from


Disease or Injury Date of Disch-


Where to

No. of days



Thomas Henry,


27 Ireland Nov. 3rd St. Philip Syphilis, sec.
Thomas Wilson, bosun's mate. 30 Ireland Nov. 3rd McRae Fever, int. Nov. 26 McRae Twenty-


John Campion, fireman. 27 Ireland Nov. 3rd McRae Fever, int.
Thomas Murther, o.s. 22 England Nov. 3rd McRae Fever, int.
James McDonald, fireman. 24 Scotland Nov. 3rd McRae Fever, int. Nov. 30 McRae Twenty-


Bernard Allen, seaman. Nov. 3rd McRae Fever, int.
James Furgerson, seaman. 32 Scotland Nov. 21. Launch

"No. 1"

Antonio Davis, seaman. 28 Prussia Nov. 3 Launch "No. 1" Syphilis.


Biographical information on Lewis W. Minor was obtained from the following publications:

List of Officers of the U.S. Navy and of the Marine Corps, 1775-1900, edited by Edward W. Callahan, (originally published by L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1901), reprinted by Olde Soldier Books, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20879, circa 1985.

Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865, as compiled and revised by the Office of Naval Records and Library, United States Navy Department, 1931, from all available data, originally published Washington, D.C., 1931, reprinted 1983 by J.M. Carroll & Company, Mattituck, New York 11952.

All details of patients shown above are strictly the property of the University of Virginia Library, and have been reproduced with their kind permission. No part of this page may be reproduced in any form whatsoever.

Terry Foenander,

October, 2000.