Confederate Surgeon POW Directs Medical Care Manuscript letter signed by CSA Chief Surgeon William B Harrison (who was earlier detailed as a prison Surgeon at Andersonville). Written just 5 days before the surrender at Appomattox, Harrison writes as follows:
Selma Alabama April 4, 1865
Surgeons Robert T Abernathy and F.W. Williams and asst. surgeon W.T. Bell will constitute the board of medical affairs to visit daily our prisoners in the stockade -prescribing for all such as are but slightly indisposed, in prison; and sending to hospital all such as require hospital treatment.
Wm. B. Harrison C.S.A.
Chief Surgeon Dist of Alabama
Approved by Command of
Maj. Gen. Wilson
Notes: CSA Surgeon Dr. Robert Abernathy (5th Alabama Cavalry)
CSA Surgeon W. T. Bell
CSASurgeon F. W. Willliams (10th Alabama Cavalry)
Union Surgeon Francis Salter (US Vol Medical Staff and 5th Ohio)
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