Fort Hamilton, N.Y.H.
28th July, 1879
The Surgeon General,
I have the honor respectfully to report that the following specimens were this day turned over by me to the Post Quartermaster for transportation to your office for the Army Medical Museum, namely:
No. 1. Heart from body of Pvt Maurice Ashe, C, 3d Artillery, showing advance fatty degeneration
No. 2. Tumor from mesentery, lying just below coeliaac axis, from same. Probably Scirrhus cancer.
No. 3. Aneurism of arch of aorta, rupturing into left bronchus, from body of Serg’t Edward Finley “L” 3d artillery.
No. 4 Upper lobe of left lung, from same, showing consolidation, with calcareous deposits.
Your obedient servant.
Surgeon, U.S. Army
Rec. Ack. And turned over to Dr. Woodward Aug. 2, 1879.