Improvised Hospital in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

Display Label: 
Civil War Hospital
Map Icon: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1280
Y: 
747
Description: 

There were no Civil War battles fought in Yoknapatawpha - except in Requiem for a Nun, in which Faulkner adds a battle at the Sartoris place to the county's history - but like other southern towns during the war, Jefferson had an "improvised hospital" where the ladies of the community "cleaned and dressed" the wounded soldiers who were shipped there in the aftermath of battles (99). "Improvised" could mean a structure that was erected for this purpose, like a tent, or an empty building, a store or boarding house, that was used this way.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Built
Types: 
Hospital

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