From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; "Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64." 3 Vols: Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 119

Medical Director's Office
Richmond, Va. June 2, 1864


               It having been reported to this office, that patients in the Hospitals complain that they cannot have their hair and whiskers cut. You are directed to employ a Barber, with the pay of nurse, for each one or more divisions of the Hospitals under your charge as may be necessary.

Very Respectfully
    Yr Obdt Servt
        Wm. A. Carrington
            Medical Director

Surgeon J. B. McCaw
In Chg Chimborazo Hos.

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