From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo
Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 174
Medical Director’s Office
Richmond, July 24th 1863
You are informed of the enclosed
reapportionment of the Hospitals among the States and requested to cooperate as
far as possible in its practicable execution.
The sick & wounded will be
sent to the Hospitals indicated for their respective States when not injurious
to themselves or greatly inconvenient to the service, in which case they will be
sent to those indicated as Confederate Hospitals on account of their proximity
to the Receiving & Distributing Hospital. Only in case of the receipt of a
large number of wounded within a short period will this arrangement be departed
from. The “Wayside
Hospital” is for the reception of sick & wounded soldiers on furlough or honorably
discharged who are temporarily detained in the city, and will be under the same
regulations as other Hospitals.
Your Obt Servt
for Medical Director
Surgeon in Chg.