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McCaw, J. B. (James Brown)




Letter from A. L. McCanless to Professor J. B. McCaw asking his assistance in obtaining a transfer.


Camp 57th N[orth] C[arolina] Reg[iment] Godwin's Brig[ade] Early's Div[ision] Army Valley Dist[rict] Oct. 11 1864 Professor J.B. M'[c]Caw MD Surgeon in charge Chimborazo Hospital Dear Sir Having acted under you last winter as Hospital Steward or ward master of "F" 3rd Division and having also attended your lectures at the Medical College I would most respectfully request that you procure a transfer for me the coming winter for the above mentioned duty, or some other if possible in your Hospital. I am very anxious to prosecute my studies in the medical school and the above method is the only one by which I will be enabled to do so. I attended lectures last winter and think that by due dillegence I will be enabled to graduate if I can attend for another session. Hoping that you will do all you can in my behalf, for which I will be under many obligations to you I am Doctor. Most Respectfully Yr obt Servt. A[mos] L. McCanless ordnance Sergeant 57 NC 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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1 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 A. L. McCanless to Professor J. B. McCaw, 1864 October 11; 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 A. L. McCanless to Professor J. B. McCaw, 1864 October 11



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