From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 337, "Letters Received & Sent, General Hospital #9, 1864-65." p. 1-2

Medical Director's Office
Richmond, Va. 8 May 1864

Surgeon Jno. J. Gravatt
    in charge Receiving Hospital
        Richmond, Va


                                                          Howards Grove Hospital is opened for the reception of sick & wounded. You will hereafter send all men from Alabama, Mississippi, [page break] Florida, Texas and Arkansas to this Hospl.

         Wards are also opened in this Hos. for officers from these States and if they prefer to go there in preference to the Officers Hospl or private quarters let them be sent.

Very Respy
Your Obt Servt
W. A. Carrington
Medical Director

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