Surgeon General’s Office
                                                                                             Washington, DC
                                                                                             May 3—1864
Gen. Order No 351
Oct. 29—63
Do not in any way affect the positions of Sisters of Charity in relation to U.S. Genl. Hospitals. They being employed as heretofore under Special Instructions from this officer. 

                                                                      J.K. Barnes
                                                                      Act. Surg. Gen
                                                                      Washington, DC

(Note: This order refers to General Order No. 351 which states, “No females, except Hospital Matrons, will be employed in General Hospitals . . . Unless specially appointed by the Surgeon General.”)
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