Horace Nelson



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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Horace Nelson to L. S. Joynes enclosing his application for the position of hospital steward.


Petersburg V[irgini]a Camp Wright's Brigade Aug[ust] 31st 1864 Prof[essor] L.S. Joynes, MD Dean of the Med[ical]. College of V[irgini]a Richmond, V[irgini]a Professor your kind favor of the 27th inst[ant] has been revieved and I very respectfully, ask you pardon for again intruding myself upon you. My reasons for doing this is from the fact that my acquain- tence is so limited among the men of im- portance in your City, and also among those from my State (Georgia) to whom I should apply for assistance, and who may be sojour- ing there at present has forced me to throw myself upon the generosity of a Stranger Anything that you can do for me, whatever may be the result will be very highly appreci- ated by me and I will ever be on the alert to reciprocate such a favor. Enclosed I send you an application for the appointment of Hosp[ital] Steward with a Surgeon's certificate of disability and with favorable endorsements from my Com[man]d[in]g Officers. Judging from the Sta[te]ments in your letter I conclude that this was only resource left me. Hoping that I am not asking too great a favor of you and that I may yet succeed in my undertaking. I have the honor to be Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. Horace Nelson Co[mpany]. D. 48th G[eorgi]a Reg[iment] [Endorsement:] Horace Nelson Wright's Brigade Petersburg Aug[ust]. 31 1864 Enclosing Applica- tion for appointment of Hospital Steward

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 Horace Nelson to L. S. Joynes, 1864 August 31; 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 Horace Nelson to L. S. Joynes, 1864 August 31



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