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McCaw, J. B. (James Brown)




Letter from James G. Hall and James H. Knox to J. B. McCaw requesting assistance in obtaining a transfer to Richmond to attend medical lectures.


Scott's Brigade - Hospital Atlanta Ga- Aug[ust] - 9th 1864 Surgeon McCall [McCaw] Professor in the Med[ical] College Richmond Va Sir, Being anxious to attend the Med[ical] College in Richmond this winter, we the undersigned, J[ames] G. Hall of 27th Ala[bama] Reg[imen]t and Jos[eph] H. Knox of 23rd Miss[issippi] Reg[imen]t, desire to learn by what means we can accomplish it and knowing you to be or have been an Army Surgeon and in ch[ar]g[e] of Chimborazo Hospital appeal to you for assistance in attaining an order: to report to you or some of the Surg[eon]s in ch[ar]g[e] of Hospital in Richmond for duty; that we may be allowed the pri- vilidge of attending the School. If it is possible which I presume you are able to acquaint us of, we hope that you will render us your assistance in so doing We are both serving in the capacity of Hospital Stewards- J[ames]. G. Hall with 27th Ala Regt- Jos[eph] H. Knox with 23rd Miss[issippi] Reg[imen]t Adams Brigade- I J[ames]. G. Hall am an Appointed Steward by the Sec[re]t[ary] of War which I presume will render attaining an Order more practical Mr. Knox was assigned to duty as Hosp[i]t[al] Steward by the Commander of the Conscript Beauro[bureau] of Miss[issippi] Oct[ober] 1862 he has attended one course of Lecture and is desirous of compleating his Education. Hoping that you reply to this will acquaint us of the course necessary to enable us to accomplish our desires We are your Ob[edien]t and Humble Serv[an]ts James G. Hall Hosp[i]t[al] Steward 27th Ala[bama] Reg[imen]t Scott's Brig[ade] Loring's Div[ision] Army Tenn[essee] Jos[eph]. H. Knox Hosp[i]t[al] Stew[ar]d. 23rd Miss[issippi] Reg[imen]t- Adams Brig[ade]. Lorings Div[ision]. Army [of] Tenn[essee]. P.S. An answer to the above can be addressed to either of the above addresses Care J. H. Tripp {Hall} Senior Surgeon Scotts Brigade Care J. T. Lowe {Knox} Senior Sergion Adams Brigade [Endorsement:] J. G. Hall, Hosp. Stewd. 27th Ala. Regt. J. H. Knox, Hosp. Stewd. 23rd Miss. Regt. Relating to 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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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 Hospital Stewards


Original letter: Letter from James G. Hall and James H. Knox to J. B. McCaw, 1864 August 9; 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 James G. Hall and James H. Knox to J. B. McCaw, 1864 August 9



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