The request was submitted by I. P. Allison, an assistant surgeon of the Confederate States Army: "The above medicines are the pro rata, & I think a fair proportion of the medicines captured at Mumfordsville Ky & distributed by Dr Cross." Allison...
At the time the letter was written, Bemiss was serving as medical director of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and Cross was an army surgeon. In the letter Bemiss, acting on the orders of General Hood, commands Cross to dismantle the hospital...
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