From the National Archives, RG 109,
VI, Vol. 317 (Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital #4, 1863-65), p.
Hospital No. 4
March 25th 1864
I have the honor
to ask that Private W. Deiches, Co. G, 6th Va Infy may be appointed
Hospital Steward and assigned to duty in this Division.
Priv. Deiches has been detailed
Sept 13th 1862
because of Inquinal(?) Hernia, which still exists. The Examining Board of this
Hospital have repeatedly pronounced him unfit for active field service. He has
been employed by me as clerk, has learned the duties of the position, & is
skillful & competent.
A trustworthy clerk is important
to the service of the Hospl. I am confident that Priv. Deiches will do better
service to the government as clerk in this place than he can do as a private in
Your Obt Servt
W. A. Davis
Surg. in charge
Surg. Genl S. P. Moore
Thro. Surgeon in Chief