RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 96

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From the National Archives, RG 109,
Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 96

Chimborazo Hospital No. 2
April 9th 1863

     Surgn J. B. McCaw

Sir,  In consequence of the late order assigning Asst Surgeon C. A. Bates to duty in the Alabama Hospital No 3 I have not a sufficient number of assistants to pay proper attention to the large number of sick in this Hospital. I therefore _____ly request that an efficient Asst Surgeon may be ordered to duty in this Division.

Very Respectfully
      S. E. Habersham Surgeon

[in different hand:]
Respy forwarded to Med. Director office. 5 assts are not enough for 528 patients, in my opinion.

J. B. McCaw, Surgn

[on verso:]                                                                                           

Med. Dir’s Office
Rich’d April 10th

Respy returned –

Your morning report shows 1800 patients & 24 assist. Surgns exclusive of the 4 Divn Surgeons. A Medl Officer could be sent you probably with advantage but orders will be issued that will reduce the need(?) in this Hospl.

Wm. A. Carrington
Med. Dir.