From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 115
Medical Director’s Office,
Richmond, Va. 22nd May 1864
I desire to open at once a Receiving Hospital at the “Old
Fair Grounds” Barracks.
To do so I will require:
Hos. Stewards No. 3
Ward Masters & Nurses No. 45
Cooks No. 12
Please inform me, at once, how many of these attendants you
can spare me – sending their names &c.
I would like very much to get one of your Stewards, who is
accustomed to managing you laundry arrangements with outsiders.
Your Obt. Svt.
Wm. A. Carrington
Surgeon J. B. McCaw