1863 CDV photo of the Louisiana General Hospital, formerly the State Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Asylum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lytle out of Baton Rouge. One of the oldest public institutions in the state, the Louisiana State School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind was established in 1852 and at the time of its opening was the fourteenth school of its kind in the United States. The building was near the Mississippi River and was a target for shells fired from Federal gunboats during the Civil War.
For a short time during the period when Federal forces controlled Baton Rouge and its vicinity, the building was utilized as a hospital by Union forces and history records that inmates of the school at that time were used as attendants for wounded and sick soldiers of the northern army. SIZE: Measures approximately 2 3/8 x 4 inches. The item "Baton Rouge Louisiana General Hospital Deaf Dumb Asylum 1863 Civil War CDV Photo" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs".The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.