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. 90
Richmond, Va. May 2nd 1864
Your morning reports show that the
recent directions given you have been departed from, as with 1008 patients Four
(4) Divisions, each with a capacity of 400, have been opened. You are again
directed to conform to those directions, unless you receive notifications of
their withdrawal. If any contagious or infectious disease occurs rendering any
change necessary, you will report the fact.
Yr. Obdt. Servt.
Wm. A. Carrington
Surg. J. B. McCaw