From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, “Letters Sent & Received,
Medical Director’s Office, 1864-65.” p. 42
Office, April 9th 1864
In response to your enquiry as to
changes at Chimborazo Hospl, I would respectfully call your attention to the
enclosed copies of two communications to the Surg in Chg which embody probably
the only directions given for changes in that Hospl & that I am aware of. No
orders have been received by me in regard to these changes.
I was requested to call at Gen.
Bragg’s Head Quarters, and my attention was called verbally to many facts
observed by his staff in closely inspecting the various Hospls, - among which
were – the proportion of attendants to patients & the scattered condition of the
sick & wounded, in small bodies in various Hospls & divisions of Hospls, as
calculated to cause unnecessary expense & waste in labor & commissary, Qr.
Master & Med. Supplies, concurring in which I ordered those changes in this, as
I had done in other Hospls previously.
I was also requested by Gen.
Winder to return to him as many of the detailed soldiers as possible for provost
duty in the city, which I have been enabled to do by closing Hospls & divisions
Very Respy &c.
Wm. A. Carrington
Surg. Genl S. P. Moore, Richmond