This collection contains Health Department registers of the indigent sick, as well as minutes from the Board of Health for Savannah, Georgia.
Heath Department registers include records of indigent individuals who were treated by a city physician in Savannah during the years 1887–1896. Details include the individual’s name, diagnosis, place treated, date, and race.
Board of Health minutes for the years 1822–1864 contain information about interments in local cemeteries, nuisances, resolutions, and various reports from the wards in Savannah, including lists of yellow fever victims from the 1854 outbreak. The lists of interments generally include the name of the deceased, age, cause of death, and place of birth.
Also included in the minutes are some Civil War-era records for Confederate soldiers, in which their military unit is typically listed.