Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02339
June 19, 1897
Captain W. O. Owen
Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army,
Fort Bayard, N.M.
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.
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army
In charge of Museum & Library Division