From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 276
Confederate States of
Surgeon General’s Office,
Richmond, Va, October 9, 1863
It has been reported that one or
more colporters live at Chimborazo Hospital.
If this report is correct, the
proceeding in irregular and contrary to law.
Chaplains are employed for the
sick in Hospital: they should take a sufficient interest in the spiritual
welfare of the soldiers, and furnish him with the necessary ____ to secure his
attention and interest. Should Chaplains fail to perform their duty they should
Your Obt Servt
S. P. Moore
C. S. A.
Surg. J. B. McCaw,
In chge Chimborazo Hospital