Saturday, January 22, 2011
January 22, 1895
Mr. Michael H. Curlin,
538 Congress St.,
Your letter of the 18th inst. in regard to the excised portion of the tibia has been received.
The specimen has been described in the Catalogue of this Museum published in 1866, and a detailed history of the case, with a woodcut of the specimen has been given on page 453 of the Third Surgical Volume of the History of the Rebellion. As all these records would be vitiated by allowing the specimen to go out of the Museum, it is deemed impracticable to grant your request.
John S. Billings.
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army,
In charge of Army Medical Museum and Library.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 461
Portland Jan 18th /95
Surgeon General .U.S
if it is possible I would like to have the Bones that was taken out of my leg. I was wounded at the Battle of White Hall North Carolina in 1862 and had 6 ½ inches of the fibular bone taken out, and the surgeon told me he was going to send them to Washington. I would like to have them. I was in Co H. 23rd regiment Mass vols.
Address Michael .H. Curlin
538 Congress St Portland
1326 Path Sect.