Fredericksburg City of Hospitals Project
City of Hospitals
Proposed Omeka Layout
Main- General background
Section- battle, battle map
Section- evacuation of wounded
Main– Fredericksburg as a Hospital
Section- period medicine
Section- interactive map
Section- hospital conditions
Section- “Now and Then” photos
Section- profiles on officers/doctors
Main- Civilian-supported relief
Section- Gettysburg wounded as Gettysburg was the first example of a more intense civilian supported relief in the United States
Section- Sanitary Commission, with people profiles
Section- Christian Commission, with people profiles
Main- Women’s roles
Section- reform movement
Section- work at hospitals
Section- people profiles
Main- Local civilian response
Section- positive reactions
Section- negative reactions
We will have a map of Fredericksburg as it would have looked during the evacuation time. This will be an interactive map which will allow visitors to click on the hospitals that we choose to emphasize. By clicking a hospital on the map it will take the user to the page we create about the selected hospital or a photo of the building as it is today. The map will be designed by our group and created by Dr. Hanna’s geography class. When the mapmakers have completed the map, we will edit it into sections to make it linkable, and upload it to our site. We will learn how to make the map interactive by meeting with the technology department on campus.
We will have a map(s) following the battles relevant to the project, namely the Battle of the Wilderness and the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. The map(s) will include information about the battle, such as movement of troops, as well as follow the path of the evacuated wounded into and out of Fredericksburg. We will use pre-existing maps of the battles that the map making students can expand on as they insert the evacuation route of the wounded through the area.
March 4: Complete the basic set up of our Omeka site.
March 9: Finalize the map idea by this date. Upload primary source documents to Omeka site. Finalize who we will highlight in profiles.
March 25: Edit written information/interpretations.
April 6: Link uploaded primary items to relevant exhibits, add links to the timeline, and link “Now” pictures to the Fredericksburg hospital map.
Week of April 19: Distribute publicity about the website.
April 22: Final editing of Omeka site.
Background research and background exhibits – Everyone
Research, exhibits, timeline date collection for hospital grounds and local civilian response – Katelyn, Lauren
Research, exhibits, timeline date collection for civilian supported relief and women’s roles – Megan, Taylor
Current pictures of downtown Fredericksburg – Everyone
Uploading “Now and Then” Fredericksburg pictures – Lauren
Making timeline – Taylor
Making the interactive map – Megan
Making publicity flyers – Katelyn