Here’s a beautiful illustration of the Mount Pleasant Hospital in Washington, DC from the Library of Congress. Its a hand-colored lithograph produced by Julian Carl “Charles” Magnus (1826-1900) in about 1862. Magnus was a prolific print publisher, map dealer, bookseller and stationer in New York City.

Scots-born 44 year old Baltimore bricklayer William H Burns enlisted in the 5th Maryland Infantry in October 1861 and was mortally wounded at Antietam in September 1862. He died at the Mount Pleasant Hospital on 24 October. The poetic clip is from his death notice in the Baltimore Sun of 27 October 1862.

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