Work of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association During the War with Spain, 1898

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A. Mudge & son, printers, 1898 - Spanish-American War, 1898 - 185 pages
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Page 70 - XIII. The hospital ships which are equipped at the expense of the aid societies, recognized by the governments signing this Convention, and which are furnished with a commission emanating from the sovereign, who shall have given express authority for their being fitted out, and with a certificate from the proper naval authority that they have been placed under his control during their fitting out and on their final departure, and that they were then appropriated solely to the purpose of their mission,...
Page 150 - Master, now bound from the Port of (i) Philadelphia, Pa., to Liverpool, England, and such other ports and places in any part of the world as the Master may direct, and back to a final port of discharge in the united States...
Page 71 - ... their own risk and peril. The belligerents shall have the right of controlling and visiting them; they will be at liberty to refuse their assistance, to order them to depart, and to detain them if the exigencies of the case require such a step. The wounded and wrecked picked up by these ships cannot be reclaimed by either of the combatants, and they will be required not to serve during the continuance of the war.
Page 70 - III shall be distinguished by being painted white outside, with a horizontal band of red about a meter and a half in breadth. The boats of the ships above mentioned, as also small craft which may be used for hospital work, shall be distinguished by similar painting. All hospital ships shall make themselves known by hoisting, together with their national flag, the white flag with a red cross, provided by the Geneva Convention.
Page 70 - They shall make themselves known by hoisting, together with their national flag, the white flag with a red cross. The distinctive mark of their staff, while performing their duties, shall be an armlet of the same colors. The outer painting of these hospital ships shall be white, with red strake. These ships shall bear aid and assistance to the wounded and wrecked belligerents, without distinction of nationality. They must take care not to interfere in any way with the movements of the combatants....
Page 73 - State as far as is practicable. Very respectfully, (Signed) RA ALGER, Secretary of War. To the officers commanding US Troops. WAR DEPARTMENT. SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE, WASHINGTON, AUGUST 2, 1898. To the Officers of the Medical Department, USA : Gentlemen, — The Hospital Ship Bay State, having been equipped and fitted out by the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association, is in charge of the Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr. Herbert L. Burrell, and I have requested him to render such supplementary aid and...
Page 70 - The outer painting of these hospital ships shall be white, with red strake. These ships shall bear aid and assistance to the wounded and wrecked belligerents, without distinction of nationality. They must take care not to interfere in any way with the movements of the combatants. During and after the battle they must d their duty at their own risk and peril.
Page 71 - This Commission Witnesseth, That the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association hereby is recognized by the Government of the United States of America as an Aid Society within the terms of Article XIII of the Geneva (Red Cross) Convention, during the pending war between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain ; that said Association hereby is expressly authorized to fit out and equip at its own expense a Hospital Ship...
Page 70 - They must take care not to interfere in any way with the movements of the combatants. During and after the battle they must do their duty at their own risk and peril. The belligerents shall have the right of controlling...
Page 73 - Spaulding. Nurses. — Head nurse, Miss CW Cayford ; Miss Janet Anderson, Miss Muriel G. Gait, Miss Anna M. Blair, Miss Sadie Parsons, Miss Sarah Fraser. Baymen. — S. Hooker, FP Droese, LL Kemp, W. F. Lyford, Peter Salveson, NE Nichols. Navigation Department.

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