From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch.
6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo
Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols.: Vol. 707. p. 23
Surgeon Generals Office
Dec 30th 1861
It having been reported to this Office by the Inspector of Hospitals, that
Leaves of Absence are granted the Medical Officers of your Hospl, by your
I have to inform you that such
authority is not recognized by the Army Regulations.
Yr Obt Svt
S. P. Moore
Surg. J. B. McCaw
Sen. Surg. Chimborazo