From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707-709; "Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64." 3 Vols: Vol. 708, p. 94
Confederate States of America,
Surgeon General's Office,
Richmond, Va. April 3rd, 1863
Your reply to a letter from this office desiring a statement of the number of Hospital Stewards on duty at your hospital, has been received.
On the morning report of April 4 '63 the following exhibit was made, viz: that there was one hospital steward in ward No 1; four in No. 2; three in No. 3; two in No. 4; and one in No. 5.
Do these include the apothecaries, and those not really employed as hospital Stewards?
Your Obt Servt
S. P. Moore
Surg. Genl CSA
Surg. J. B. McCaw