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Joynes, L. S. (Levin Smith)




Letter from W. W. Entzminger to L. S. Joynes asking him to present his case to the Surgeon General to obtain a transfer to Richmond.


Oct[ober]. 3rd 1864 Petersburg Va Prof[essor] L[evin] S[mith] Joynes Sir, Endorsed I send my application to the Surg[eon] Gen[era]l to be transfered to Richmond, on which you will find the signatures of the Surgeon of the Reg[imen]t that of the S[enio]r Surgeon of the Brigade and that of the Commander of my Reg[imen]t. Enclosed also you will find a letter from Dr. J R Parker. The papers to which I refer explain my object in endeavoring to obtain a transfer - For the purpose of attending a course of Mdical Lectures - I shall be under many obligations to you for your assitance. Please present my case to the Surg[eon] Gen[era]l and let me know the result immediately. Very Respectfully Your Obedt Servant W.W. Entzminger Hosp[ital] Steward 12th S.C. V[olunteers] [Addressed:] Professor L.S. Joynes Dean Medical College, Virginia. W.W. Entzminger H[ospital].S[teward]. 12th S.C. Reg[iment]

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 W. W. Entzminger to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October 5; 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 W. W. Entzminger to L. S. Joynes, 1864 October 5



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