This history of the resort describes in detail its use as a Confederate hospital and the people — nuns, doctors, soldiers, and others — who lived there. Dorothy Bodell writes about one of Virginia’s most elegant mineral springs resorts — its time as a hospital during the Civil War, its hey-day of fun and frolic after the war, and who came there to frolic, its decline and return to a beautiful and peaceful valley, and its care and the threats of abuse since that time.

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