From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 326
Dr. J. B. McCaw, Surgeon in Chief
In compliance with an order to
return you the names of three of the least efficient contract Physicians or
acting Asst Surgeons in my Division, I would state that I have but two, Drs.
Nevitt & Sims, who are both very efficient in the present positions. I have one
detailed Asst Surgeon Dr. Tabb and one volunteer Act. Asst Surgeon Dr. Dickert
rated(?) as a nurse who is now sick with continuous fever. These latter two
assistants have been entered on the morning reports as act. Asst. Surgeons from
which I presume originated the order to return the names of three Act. Asst.
Your Obdt Servt
S. E. Habersham Surgn