Four Hospitals in Cassville
The County Seat
The Railroad Cassville Refused
Plot Map of Old Cassville
|Cassville, (Bartow Co.) Georgia, General Hospital, A. Hunter, surgeon|
|Barnsville, (Monroe Co.) Georgia: Flewellen Hospital, Miles H. Nash, surgeon|
|Opelika, Alabama: Flewellen Hospital, M. H. Nash, surgeon|
|Flewellen Hospital, named for Surgeon Edward A. Flewellen who was medical director of the Army of Tennessee . . . and is buried in Thomaston (Upson Co.), Georgia|
This, also from Sherpa Guides tells about the hospitals of Barnesville:
Here are more sites that mention these hospitals:
Wilkes County mentions a Flewellen Hospital in Barnesville, 1864.
Tattnall County mentions a Flewellen Hospital in Cassville, 1863. (Notice that the date is earlier than the previous hospital's date. I assume this means they were two entirely different hospitals.)
Historical Markers mentions a marker for Flewellen Hospital in Lamar County, no dates given. (This also seems to prove the theory that many hospitals were named for Doctor Flewellen.)
Emory University contains information for the official correspondence of Samuel Hollingsworth Stout, the medical director of the Confederate Army hospitals in the southeastern states (1861-1865). In addition to this correspondence, the Civil War papers include general and special orders, circulars, and reports from subordinate medical officers relating to personnel, supplies, transportation of sick and wounded, and the transport of entire hospitals. Also included in this portion of the papers is an order book for Flewellen Hospital, Cassville, Georgia and a photograph of Stout in uniform.
Obviously, there are Flewellen Hospitals all over the place! But that still doesn't answer why tiny Cassville had FOUR hospitals. What about Newsom, Frank Ramsay, and University Hospitals? The following links supply little information:
Richard Thomas, a nurse in Newsom Hospital, Cassville, GA.
Martin Van Buren Wiseman, who died in Newsom Hospital.
John W. Tally, who died in Newsom Hospital.
Sanford V. Owen (or Ownes), who died in Newsom Hospital.
Several listed for both Newsom and Flewellen Hospitals in Cassville.
Schley County (Sellar-Joiner Families) mentions University hospital at Cassville
Includes several who are connected with Cassville.
Includes several who are connected with Cassville
I was unable to locate the Frank Ramsay hospital on the internet, but I did find he was active in politics and his house in NC is on the historic register. Perhaps, the hospital was named after him.
|McNinch (North Carolina), Frank Ramsay, House|
|Historic Person: McNinch, Frank Ramsay|
|Area of Significance: Politics/Government|
This is from the Bartow Co, GA GenWeb site: "Bartow County History"
"In 1833, the town of Cassville was laid out and made the county seat. By 1849, Cassville had a brick courthouse, three churches, seven stores, two hotels, and two colleges: The Cassville Female College and the Cherokee Baptist College.
"The views of General Cass on slavery caused a revulsion of feelings and the people of Cass County felt their county should be re-named after a Confederate hero. On December 8, 1861 the county changed the name from Cass to Bartow in honor of the gallant Francis S. Bartow, who perished at the head of his regiment in the opening battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Manassas. At the same time an effort was made to change the name of Cassville to Manassas without success.
"After the destruction of Cassville by the forces of General Sherman in 1864 the county seat was changed to Cartersville, then a small, thriving town on the Etowah River. Cartersville was named for Farish Carter, esq., perhaps the wealthiest land owner in the State during the ante-bellum period. The town was incorporated by an Act of Legislature approved February 5, 1850."
|Builder No. 12164 Cartersville Railroad Co.|
|Date shipped: 7/11/1911|
|Gauge: Standard 2-6-0|
|Glass Plate Negative # 213|
|Bell Lumber Co.|
"The Glover Family has been in the Marietta area since prior to the Civil War and originally owned and operated a tannery, which was burned along with much of Marietta by General Sherman before the occupation of Atlanta. In the 1880’s the family acquired a machine works, which remained in business up to the end of the 20th century. Glover Machine Works produced products that reflected the growth of the area such as log skidders and loaders. In 1902 they started to manufacture locomotives and continued to do so for the next 28 years. Records indicate that production was close to 200 engines. In the 1930’s when the Glover Machine Works ceased production of locomotives they acquired another site in Cordele, Georgia and a trained core of workers from Marietta moved there to operate the plant. Much of the casting took place in Cordele and the Glover Machine Works was known in the industry for the quality of their high-pressure piping. The foundry in Marietta was razed in 1995. The plant in Cordele, Georgia is of this date (8 May 2002) still in the casting business. Much of what was saved includes archival and collections material including three complete locomotives and the largest single (complete) collection of locomotive casting patterns from any manufacturer in the world."
PLOT MAP OF OLD CASSVILLE
A History of Old Cassville, 1833 – 1864
Joseph B. Mahan, Jr.
The foundation of Cherokee Baptist College, no. 3, is still standing at the junction of
Cass-White Road and Highway 41.
|1||Cass County Courthouse||29||Levy Store|
|2||Cassville Female College||30||J.D. Carpentry|
|3||Cherokee Baptist College||31||George L. Upshaw Store|
|5||John Laudermilk||33||Chunn and Patton Dry Goods Store|
|6||Original Site of Baptist Church||34||Store|
|7||Dr. Weston Hardy||35||Jail|
|8||Judge Nathan Land||36||Jail 36 M. Murrey Store|
|9||H.H. Holmes||37||Printing Shop, home of the “Cassville Standard”|
|10||H.H. Holmes Carriage and Wagon Shop||38||Hotel|
|11||John F. Milhollin||39||William Headdon Carriage Shop|
|12||Chester Hawkes||40||Headdon Home|
|15||Jessie R. Wylde||43||Miss Lizzie Gaines|
|16||Dr. Griffin||44||Col. Warren Aikins|
|17||Mrs. Kenny||45||Brick Kiln|
|19||Original Site of Methodist Church||47||Rev. A.G. Johnson|
|20||Silah Home||48||Goldsmith Home|
|21||Silah Furniture Shop||49||Presbyterian Church|
|22||Unidentified||50||A.C. Day, Tailor|
|24||Post Office||52||Baptist Church|
|25||Madison McMurrey||53||Baxon Home|
|26||Col. Abda Johnson||54||Rev. B. Arborgas|
|27||Livery Stable||55||Rev. Rambaut|
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