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2nd Division, Winder Hospital, Richmond, Va.
Nov. 6th, 1864

Sir,
        I have inspected Hosl & have the honor to report it in good condition. I would respectfully call your attention to the 1st Barracks occupied by the guard, the stove pipe exploded scarce by six inches above the roof & when large fires are made, the building is liable at any time to be burnt.

The officers quarters were properly policed, but I would also call your attention to the construction of the stove pipes there, many of them project but a foot or so from the side of the house & when there is any wind at all it blows into the pipes, filling the rooms with smoke, & rendering them untenable. As I write now I am nearly blinded by the smoke.

                            Very Respectfully,
                                Your Obedient Servant,
                                     J. F. Miller -
                                        Act. Asst. Surgeon

Surgeon A. G. Lane
In Charge
Winder Hospital

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