From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and Sent,
Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols.: Vol. 707. p. 17
Conf. States of
Med. Purveyor’s Office
The Surgn Genl has directed that all the folding bedsteads furnished the
Hospitals at Chimborazo
under your charge be withdrawn & cots substituted for them.
I send the cots to replace the
Bedsteads & you are requested to return them upon the wagons which take the
cots to you.
You are also requested to inform
me, how many cots have been altered(?) at yr Hospitals, & what has been done
with the canvass tops which have been replaced by wooden frames.
Yr Obt Servt
E. W. Johns
Surgn J. B. McCaw