From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch.
6, Vol. 707-709; “Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo
Hospital. 1861-64.” 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 162
Medical Director’s Office
June 26th 1863
Your Morning Report shows five Stewards on duty in the 2nd
Divn an excess it seems of two. You are directed to report the names of these
supernumerary Stewards to this Office that they may be assigned to duty
elsewhere, unless their services are actually required in their present position
which fact you will state.
Your attention is called to the
fact that while the above division of your Hos. has five Stewards, the 1st
Div. has only one.
Yr Obdt Servt
Surg. J. B. McCaw
In chg Chimborazo Hos.