Henry G. Arthur



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Personal Name Recipient

Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Henry G. Arthur to L. S. Joynes seeking help to determine the status of his application for a transfer to Richmond.


Medical Dep[artmen]t 7th S[outh] C[arolina] V[olunteer]. Near Waynesborough Va Dr. L[evin] S[smith] Joynes Richmond Va Dear Sir I have sent up my application to be relieved from field duty and reassigned to Hospital duty in Richmond for four months for the purpose of attending Medical Lectures at your College. My application was approved by all the H[eadquarters] as far up as the Corps [Headquarters. It was then sent to Gen[era]l Lee to be forwarded to the Sec[re]t[ar]y of War. THe application was made on the 22nd of Sept[ember]. Ad[d]ressed to the Sec[re]t[ar]y of War. I suppose by this time it have reached the war Dep[artmen]t. I would take it as a great favor if you would look after it for me. Your influence will no dou[b]t insure its approval and facilitate its movement. I would like to be relieved as early as possible as it will take some time to make arrangements to commense with-the-opening of the course, I would like very much to hear from you after you have seen the War Dep[artmen]t as you probabl[y] will learn what disposition has been made of my application. I will be under many obligation for any assistance from you Very truly yours Henry G. Arthur Hospital Steward 7th S[outh] C[arolina] V[olunteers] Corner's Brigade, Kersham's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Richmond Va. P.s. the application was made from 6th Nov. 1864 until 6th March 1865. I would like to have at least two weeks to make the neccessary arran- gements. very truly etc. H[enry] G. A[rthur]. Henry G. Arthur H[ospital] S[teward] 7th S[outh] C[arolina] V[olunteers] Relating to my appli- cation made through Gen[eral]. Lee for a transfer to Richmond.

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

Corporate Medical Subject

Medical College of Virginia -- history

Topical Medical Subject

Schools, Medical -- history -- Virginia


Richmond (Va.)

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4 p.


letters (correspondence)

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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 Hospital Stewards


Original letter: Letter from Henry G. Arthur to L. S. Joynes, 1864; War, Civil Hospital Stewards; 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 Henry G. Arthur to L. S. Joynes, 1864



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