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ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Medical Director’s Office, Washington, March 15, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to request that field supplies for 140,000 men may be put up by the medical purveyor immediately, to be transported with Major-General McClellan’s army wherever it may be ordered. I have appointed Assistant Surgeon Bartholow medical purveyor for this army. He has been ordered by telegraph to report to me without delay. General McClellan has directed his chief quartermaster to furnish the transportation for these supplies as soon as they are ready.
The general intends to move in from forty-eight to seventy-two hours.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHS. S. TRIPLER,
Surgeon and Medical Director Army of the Potomac.
Surgeon-General FINLEY, U. S. A.
Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports, pp.196
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