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Object Name Request
Catalog Number CML-JCP.7
Date March 28, 1863
Scope & Content Letter of Request and Endorsement from Surgeon General Samuel P. Moore to Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, March 28, 1863.

CML-JCP.7a. Letter of request. Physical Appearance: March 28, 1863 - [Header] Confederate States of America, Surgeon General's Office, Richmond, V[irgini]a - S[amuel] P[reston] Moore to Maj[or] [sic, Lieutenant] Gen[era]l J[ohn] C[lifford] Pemberton, Com[man]d[in]g Dep[artmen]t, Vicksburg, Miss[issippi] - Requests Pemberton allow Hamilton Finney to "introduce" medical supplies needed by the Medical Director or Medical Purveyor, at a reasonable rate. Signed, "S. P. Moore" Surgeon General, C[onfederate] S[tates] Army. 1 page.

CML-JCP.7b. Endorsement: March 30, 1863 - Secretary of War J[ames] A. Seddon to L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l [John Clifford] Pemberton - lengthy explanation of use of articles / supplies taken from enemy country for use by the Confederacy. States that Members of the House of Delegates vouched for Finney's character and loyalty. Recommends that Pemberton grant Finney authority. Signed, "J. A. Seddon" Sec[retar]y of War. 1 page. <> "Richmond, VA. Mch 28/63. Surg. Gen'l Moore. Requests that Mr. Hamilton Finney be allowed to introduce medical supplies. Rec'd April 10/63."
Archival History Surgeon General Moore's request to Lt. Gen. Pemberton was formerly located in the MC 3 G-403j Georgia Room Papers and transferred to CML in April 2004.
People Pemberton, John Clifford
Moore, Samuel Preston
Finney, Hamilton
Search Terms Surgeon General
Medical Director
Medical Purveyor
Subjects Medical aspects of war
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgical instruments
Loyalty, Political