Office Post Surgeon
Department of the Arkansas,
Headquarters, U.S. Forces,
Mouth of White River, Ark., Feby 10th 1865
Brig Gen’l J.K. Barnes,
Surgeon General U.S.A.
I have the honor to present & express to you, the skeleton of a Rebel “Guerilla,” who was wounded in an attempt to capture this Post in June last.
I found his remains whilst out riding yesterday, about ½ mile in the rear of the Camp at this place, at which Place, I am informed he was carried by his comrades, & died from his wounds. I shall endeavor to get a history of his case, & forward to you, as it may no doubt be of interest to the profession.
I have the honor to be General,
Your obdt. Servt.
A.A. Surgeon U.S.A.