From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, “Letters Received & Sent,
General Hospital #9, 1864-65.” p. 1-2
Medical Director’s Office
Richmond, Va. 8 May 1864
Surgeon Jno. J. Gravatt
in charge Receiving Hospital
Howards Grove Hospital is opened
for the reception of sick & wounded. You will hereafter send all men from
Alabama, Mississippi, [page break] Florida, Texas and Arkansas to this Hospl.
Wards are also opened in this Hos.
for officers from these States and if they prefer to go there in preference to
the Officers Hospl or private quarters let them be sent.
Your Obt Servt
W. A. Carrington