From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 15
Chief Surgeon’s Office
Hd. Qrs. Richmond Jany 17th 1863
You are respectfully informed that
Surgeon Semple, in charge of Genl Hospl No. 21, has been instructed to turn over
to you for temporary duty, all the nurses and attendants in his Hospital. You
will retain them until further instructions.
Yr. Obt. Servt.
A. S. Mason
Surg. J. B. McCaw