From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and
Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 146
July 6th 1864
In obedience to instructions, I
have the honor to make the following report of Act. Asst. Surgeons on duty in
this Division during the month of June, and to the present date of this month.
Act. Asst. Surg. J. H. Jones reported for duty the 26th May, and has
discharged his duties faithfully and with entire satisfaction.
Act. Asst. Surg. A. Holsombake
reported for duty June 10th and cancelled his contract July 5th.
He was very attentive, and quite faithful in his discharge of his duties.
Act. Asst. Surgeon J. M. Turner reported June 22nd
and has been, and is now in the faithful discharge of his duties.
Act. Asst. Surgeon J. W. Bowen
reported June 6th and having in my opinion discharged his duties to
the best of his ability, has made many blunders in his prescriptions, and has
given anything but satisfaction to his patients or the officer in charge of the
Hospital. His services not being absolutely necessary, his removal is requested.
Your Obdt Servt
W. D. Chapman, Asst. Surg. in Chg