From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, “Letters Sent & Received,
Medical Director’s Office, 1864-65.” p. 116
Office, June 15 ‘64
I am informed by the Ins. of the
C.S.A. that on a visit to Stuart Hos. he was told that some of the officers do
not visit their wards until a late hour.
You will establish a sick call for
Morning and Evening approximately the hour usual in the army and require each
officer to report to you at these hours and commence his regular rounds in the
You will inform me whether you
have made arrangements to supply the Hos. under your charge with a sufficient
supply of milk.
If you have not a sufficient
number of attendants, I am informed that a number of women and boys can be
obtained (daughters and sons of soldiers), who are in need of employment and
such can be sent you.
It is reported that there is great
room for improvement in the cooking and manner of serving up the meals at Stuart
Wm. A. Carrington