From Assist. Surg. R. M. Patterson CSR, M331, National Archives.
Clopton Hospital 28th Sept 1862
Surgeon E. S. Gaillard, Medl Director
Dr. H. A. Tatum surgeon in charge of Clopton Hospital and Dr. R. M. Patterson assistant surgeon, are the surgeons connected with Clopton Hospital. Surgeon Tatum has been confined to his bed for the past few days with pneumonia & is still very sick.
Very Respectfully &c
Mrs. Judge Clopton
R. M. Patterson
Asst Surgeon in charge