From the Confederate States of America, Department of Henrico Collection; Virginia Historical Society Mss3C7604a. Reel 3, Frame 00357
[On paper with stamped heading:]
OFFICE SURG. IN CHG'E., 1ST DIV'N.
HOWARD'S GROVE HOSP.
Richmond, Va. Aug 24th 1863
P. Dromey Pri Co B 9th Ala, J. D. White Pri Co E 13th Ala & W. W. Smith Pri Co D 44 Ala were engaged in exciting a mutiny in this Division. You will please have them committed to "Castle Thunder." The case is still undergoing investigation & the disclosure of facts, will determine the necessity of prefering charges against them for the consideration of a court martial.
Your Obt Servt
C. Witsell Surg
In chge 1st Div.
Surg. C. D. Rice
In chge Hospital