Joseph H. Knox



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Personal Name Recipient

Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Joseph H. Knox to L. S. Joynes asking for assistance in obtaining a transfer to Richmond.


Loring Divison Field Infirmary Lovejoy G[eorgi]a, Sept[ember] 14 1964 Sir: Hospital Steward Hall has just shown me a letter from you in reply to one he had written in relation to attending the Medical College at Richmond this winter wherein he had mentioned my name. I am under many obligations to you for the kind manner in which you proffer your assistance & influence with the Surgeon General on our behalf provided we make our "proper applications";__ about the 16th of July 1864 I made formal application to the Surgeon General for the appointment of Hospital Stweard, so that I might-thereby be transfered to duty at Rich- mond with a view of attending College to which I have never heard. I have awaited anxiously for some reply and now conclude that it is useless to wait longer, as they must have been lost or misplaced. Therefore I the more readily take advantage of your kind offer. You will find herein enclosed a copy of the aplication I sent the Surg[eo]n General. Though I have never recieved any appointment from the Sec[re]t[ar]y of War, yet I have been doing the duty of of Hospital Stweard, since the 11th Oct[ober]. 1862 at which time I was enrolled as such my Maj[or] M.F. Berry, Commanding Conscripts for Miss[issippi]. I have attended one course of Lectures at the University of Nashville in the winter of 1860 - [18]'61, and am excedingly anxious to finish my studies, as it is now all I will have to depend upon in after life. Hoping by your influence as I may get to attend your respectable College this winter, I am most respectfully etc. Joseph H. Knox [Addressed:] L.S. Joynes, M.D. Dean Medical Faculty Richmond, Va L[evin]S[smith Joynes M.D. Dean Med[ical] Faculty Richmond. Va

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 Joseph H. Knox to L. S. Joynes, 1864 September 14; 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 Joseph H. Knox to L. S. Joynes, 1864 September 14



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