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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from W. H. S. Taylor to L. S. Joynes informing him that receipts for the effects of deceased soldiers should be submitted in duplicate.


Treasury Department Second Auditor's Office Richmond, Va Dec 7 1864 Sir, Your letter of the 5th in reply to mine of the 1st inst is just rec'd. The list of names furnished you were of soldiers exclusively from Georgia, and therefore does not necessarily include all who have died in your Hospital. We are taking up the Final statements, which were reported to the Office by the Surgeons of Hospitals at the date of the death in the order of the States. [underscored] Your receipts from the Quarter Master should have been taken in duplicate, [underscored] one of which should be sent to this Office in order to a proper accounting therefor with the representatives of the deceased. I enclose copies of your Inventories now on file in the Office for the Effects of N. R Coleman, Jno. R. McKee, & Jno J. Watson which you could not find on your books. Whilst assured that you can explain all to my satisfaction, I must presume that you are no less liable as a contract Hospital for the preservation and disposition of the Effects of the decd. than Confederate Hospitals. over. W.H.S. Taylor Auditor L T. Cahal Chief of Div: Deceased Soldiers To: L.S. Joynes M.D. Surgeon in charge "Medical College Hos: Richmond, Va [Endorsement:] W.H.S. Taylor 2d Auditor C.S. Treasury relating to effects of de- ceased soldiers. [underscored] Richmond Dec. 7 1864 Cahal

Corporate Name Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- History -- 19th century

Topical Subject

Medical colleges -- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- Archives

Geographic Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Archives; Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals

Corporate Medical Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- history

Topical Medical Subject

Schools, Medical -- history -- Virginia


Richmond (Va.)

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2 p.


letters (correspondence)

Local Genre

text; archives



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This material is in the public domain in the United States and thus is free of any copyright restriction. Acknowledgement of Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


Sanger Historical Files (1859-1865), Excerpts

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Civil War Soldiers


Original letter: Letter from W. H. S. Taylor to L. S. Joynes, 1864 December 7; War, Civil Soldiers; Sanger Historical Files, Accession Number # 82/Jan/1, Special Collections and Archives, VCU Health Sciences Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

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Letter from W. H. S. Taylor to L. S. Joynes, 1864 December 7



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