from The New York Times, 14 July 1862 (p. 8),
| Disabled Soldiers Arrived Here
Sick and Wounded Soldiers at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn
Of the sick and wounded soldiers who arrived here last evening from the Peninsula upon the "Empire State," from Fortress Monroe, one hundred and twenty-five were placed on a tug and landed at the foot of Montague street, and by means of litters and a Massachusetts ambulance, immediatly transferred to the Long Island College Hospital, on Henry, near Pacific street. The boat landed at about 6 o'clock P.M., and the Trustees of the College only had ten minutes notice, and then it was only to provide for ninty-six, but so complete were the arrangements of the Hospital, and so zealous were all connected with it and other citizens to do for the soldiers, that by 10 3/4 o'clock P.M., the whole 125 had been supplied with medical aid, food, and in many instances clothing and these noble fellows, for the first time in many weeks, were prepared to take a comfortable night's rest.
The following is a very full list of the sick and wounded, with the number of regiment to which they belong, their place of residence, and ll other pareticulars, such as could be obtained at a hasty interview with each by our reporter:
As stated above, the patients began to reach the hospital soon after 6 o'clock. Medical men and citizens flocked in from all quarters to tender their services. The most serious cases were first provided with cots and their cares attended to. All of the others were provided for as speedily as possible. Every room and all the halls in the building was filled with cots. Mrs. Bierwell, Sprague, Howard, Crane, and other ladies residing in that section of the City, with the thoughtfulness characteristic of their sex, came, accompanied by servants, laden with tea cases, meat, lemonade, bread, gruel, and other articles. The convalescents who were parmitted to eat, were both gratified and astonished at the reception they met with and the treatment they received -- some of them not having for months palpable food, and some of then for seven days been ....