Sunday, June 19, 2011

Letter of the Day: June 19

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02339

June 19, 1897

Captain W. O. Owen
Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army,
Fort Bayard, N.M.

Dear Sir:

I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of a barbed-wire fence staple removed from the throat of a child aged four months.

The Surgeon General desires me to thank you for this addition to the Museum collection.

Very respectfully,
D.L. Huntington
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army
In charge of Museum & Library Division

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