From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, “Letters Received & Sent,
General Hospital #9, 1864-65.” p. 5
Medical Director’s Office
Richmond Va May 18th 1864
General Hospl No. 24 is opened for
the reception of cases. I have given Surgeon Mason Special instructions in
regard to what cases should be sent to it. You will consequently transfer only
such North Carolinians to the Hospital as he may indicate.
I do not desire that it shall be filled for several days.
Your Obst Servt
W. A. Carrington
Surg. Jno. J. Gravatt
Receiving & Way Hospl