1864 Department of the Ohio General Order - Men in Hospital to be Returned to Regiments

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1864 Department of the Ohio General Order - Men in Hospital to be Returned to Regiments

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Item No. 6523879

An interesting Department of the Ohio general order dated August 20, 1864 from Knoxville, Tennessee, in which a circular from the Surgeon General in Washington was forwarded to medical officers in the Department. It reads:

The following Circular Letter from the office of the Surgeon General is published for the information and guidance of Surgeons in Charge of Hospitals in this Department:

SURGEON GENERAL’S OFFICE,
Washington City, D. C., August 5, 1864.

Circular Letter:

Attention of Medical Directors and Surgeons in Charge of U.S. General Hospitals is called to the necessity for increased vigilance in returning men, fit for duty, to their Regiments.

Daily examinations of convalescents will be instituted, and no man will be retained in hospital a single day after his condition ceases to require it.

By order of the Acting Surgeon General:
C. H. Crane,
Surgeon, U. S. Army

True Copy.
Josiah Curtis
Surgeon, U. S. V.
Ass’t Medical Director

Written in ink at the bottom is:

To
Surgeon in Charge
Jefferson U. S. A. Genl. Hosp.
Jeffersonville Ind.

The single-sided order measures about 5 1/4” 8 1/4” and is in good condition. There are some rough edges to the paper, as well as some toning. Two holes in the left margin allowed for mounting the order in a binder.

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