From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. VI, Vol. 408 (Letters, Orders, and
Circulars Issued and Received, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1861-65), p. 8
Every Hospital shall have a dead house and the
Surgeon in Charge shall be responsible for its condition.
Every Steward shall be responsible for the non performance
of the following rule: the name rank company and regiment shall be placed on the
breast of the deceased, pinned or sewed on securely when removed from the ward
to the dead house.
Every Dead House now in use shall be immediately cleansed
and all the cots taken out and beds emptied.
By order of
J. B. McCaw
April 9th 1862