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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from L. M. Henderson to L. S. Joynes requesting assistance in obtaining a transfer to attend medical lectures.


Mt. Pleasant South Carolina July th 1864 Dr. L[evin] S[mith] Joines[Joynes]: Dear Sir: Having began the Study of Medicine prior to the commencement of this unholy conflict, and having attended one course of Med[ical]. Lectures (terminating in 1861) at Augusta Ga. I desire to attended another at Richmond the ensuing winter. Being incited more by motives of patriotism than a desire to prosecute a Study of mere individual interest, I relinquished all private avocations, and joined my comrades in arms in the Summer of 1861 to assist in repelling the insolent foe from the soil of our infant confederacy. I escaped all harm from the destructive missiles of the Enemy, until the 3rd May 1863, at which time I received a severe wound in the hand and wrist causing achylosis of the parts injured. In consequence of which I have been detailed in Conscript Department, up to the present time, and doubtless, my duty will be longer continued. In all probability, I could serve my country in a better capacity. I would respectfully ask you to effect a detail for me for the purpose {of} attending a second course at Richmond Va [crossout illegible]{during} the coming winter. Very RespectfullyL[udy]M Henderson P.S. If such a thing is effective, please inform me when your Lectures will commence, by addres{ing} me at Mt. Pleasant Lauren's Dist[rict] S.C. L.M.H. L[udy].M. Henderson Mount Pleasant S.C. Desiring a detail to Attend Medical Lec- ture in Richmond July 18th

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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2 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 L. M. Henderson to L. S. Joynes, 1864 July; 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 L. M. Henderson to L. S. Joynes, 1864 July



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