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
Richmond Va
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 authority;

     I have to inform you that such authority is not recognized by the Army Regulations.

Very Respectfuly,
  Yr Obt Svt
    S. P. Moore
      Surg Genl

Surg. J. B. McCaw
    Sen. Surg. Chimborazo Hospl
        Richmd, Va

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