Charles Whalen



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Personal Name Recipient

Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from Charles Whalen to L. S. Joynes seeking his help in arranging a transfer to Richmond so he can attend the Medical College of Virginia.


Greensboro: Oct. 1864 Dear Doct[or] This will say that I arrived home one week ago I have been quite unwell. Confined to my bed and up for first time to day. I am extremely anxious to ef- fect the matter of which I spoke to you and think with your influence and action in the mat ter you can have me assigned to duty as Hos[pital] Steward in Richmond with priviledge of availing myself of the course of medical instruction. I desire very much to grad- uate and I donot think those in authority, should with- hold or interpose any ob- stacles against the educational advancement of the young men of the country, partic- ularly where to service or state could sufffer no det- rement thereby. My position is c.s.a is that of Hos[pital] Stweard appointed by Sec[retary] of war. I have already served nearly 3 years in that capacity in the field. You will please do all in your power in the matter and notify me of at this place. My kind regard to W[illia]m White and family and say to him that I will write in a few days. Yours very truly Cha[rles] Whelan Greensboro: Greene Co[mpany] Alabama [Endorsement:] Charles Whelan Hospital Steward Greensboro, Ala[bama] Oct. 1864 Desiring a transfer to Richmond to attend lectures

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 C. Whalen to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October ; 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 Charles Whalen to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October



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