Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fayetteville At War-- Part 2: Dealing With the Small Pox Breakout

JANUARY 5, 1863

Fayetteville, N.C. Board of Mayor and Commissioners meeting held Jan. 3, 1863:  "Ordered that in pursuance of the suggestions of the Board of Health, a guard be immediately stationed at the Clarendon Bridge, for the purpose of preventing contact exchanges between the infected districts and the town.

And that the Duncan Campbell house, the property of Miss Elizabeth Campbell and sisters, be paid rent of $200 for the house to be constituted a Small Pox hospital, and that Thomas Powers, a person supposed to have small pox, be immediately removed to the hospital.

A guard is ordered to be placed on Cool Spring Street and all exchanges with the hospital be prohibited except with the consent of the hospital physician, Dr. K.A. Black, appointed."

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