Rotunda During Civil War, 1862

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas

1973-1974

 

For about six weeks in the fall of 1862 the Rotunda (as well as other chambers and hallways) was used as an emergency hospital. Among the nurses who served here were Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross.

 

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Taken on October 12, 2011