A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army; With Descriptions of Military Posts

A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army; With Descriptions of Military Posts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...quarters are heated by a wood-furnace in the basements and fire-places in all the rooms. The buildings are uniform in size and structure, with verandas in front, and were erected in 1871. The post-coininauder usually occupies a large, double two-story brick building, containing four rooms on each floor, with halls in the middle. The kitchen, store-rooms, &c, are in the basement; the servants' rooms in the attic. Verandas are on both stories in front and rear. At the end of the rowr are two adjoining frame cottages, one story, each containing two sets of quarters similar to those previously described. Facing west, and at right angles with these, are, first, two sets of field-officers' quarters in a long two-story and basement stone house, with wide windows iu front. Next to these are two double Syracuse cottages, separated the usual distance, and like that previously noticed. They contain four sets of captains' and subalterns' quarters. On a continuation of this row is a large twostory brick building, partitioned off so as to constitute twelve sets of subalterns' quarters. A corresponding building constitutes the headquarters of the Department of the Missouri, where all the officers on the staff of the department commander have their offices, except the chief commissary, who has his iu the store-house. Iu front of these quarters is a lawn, 22 feet wide, with a brick pavement between it and the carriage-way which passes around three sides of the parade. All the quarters here mentioned are supplied with water from cisterns in the rear of each set. There are no regularly constructed bath-rooms in any of these quarters, excepting those occupied by the postcommander and by the field-officers. All are furnished with stables, carriage-houses, fuel...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566556
  • 9781236566553