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United States Army Hospital Steward

Item DOC-7932
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2 original Civil War documents related to Hospital Steward William W. Warren.

Document 1

Barracks, U.S.A. General Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

August 20th 1864

Colonel R. B. Irwin
A.A. General
Department of the Gulf


I have been in the service three years and four months without a furlough and have lost one son in the recent battles in Virginia and another wounded. I would make application for leave of absence for sixty days to visit my family in Beverly Massachusetts. Having received information of the loss of my son and the feeble condition of my wife’s health, which makes it necessary for me to ask for this leave.

Very Respectfully,
Your Obedient Servant,

W. W. Warren
Hospital Steward, U.S.A.

Document 2

Medical Director’s Office
Headquarters, Department of the Gulf
New Orleans

October 20th 1864

Special Orders, No. 319

Hospital Steward W. W. Warren, United States Army, is hereby relieved from duty at the U.S. Barracks Hospital and will report to the Commanding Officer at Fort Pickens, Florida, to relieve Hospital Steward Walker, United States Army, at that post.

R. H. Alexander
Surgeon U.S. Army
Medical Director
Department of the Gulf

Hospital Steward Warren, U.S.A.
Through Surgeon In Charge,
Barracks Hospital