From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 259
Medical Director’s Office,
Richmond, Va. November 26th 1863
The Louisiana Hospital being
closed, Mrs. Sarah Fowler, Matron of that institution, is thrown out of
employment. She is very competent, a refugee from New Orleans, and a lady in
whom the President takes great interest on account of her self-sacrificing
patriotism in being one of the first to register her name as an enemy of the U.
S. and subject herself to exile & confiscation. If possible to give her a
position in the Hospital under you charge, you will oblige me by doing so.
Yr Obt Servt
Wm. A. Carrington
Surg. J. B. McCaw