Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naval Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, 1825-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825?1889. ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Naval Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, 1825-1889

Historical Background

This database is a collection of U.S. Navy hospital tickets, medical case papers, and similar documents dating from the early to late 19th century. "Hospital tickets" requested that men be transferred from ships or stations to hospitals for treatment. "Case papers" describe hospital treatment and a history of the case. These records include the Civil War and both sailors and Marines. They also refer to hospitals both stateside and abroad.

What You Can Find in the Records

Hospital tickets and case papers can include the following details:

  • name of the patient
  • rate or rank
  • age
  • nativity
  • date and place of shipping abroad
  • medical history
  • present diagnosis
  • list of clothing

You can find a list of hospitals included under the browse feature for this collection.