Surgeon General’s Office
Raleigh, NC April 27, 1864
I propose to establish, in the city of Raleigh, a manufactory for ARTIFICAL LIMBS.
The object of this enterprise is to supply these useful articles to all soldiers from this State, who have been, or may be, so maimed in the service as to require them.
Privates and non commissioned officers will be furnished gratuitously. Commissioned officers will be charged the actual cost.
Disabled soldiers are requested to correspond with the undersigned, giving name, regiment, rank, locality of amputation, and the precise measurement of the remaining member.
I wish to employ a number of competent mechanics for the above named purpose. All such are invited to communicate immediately with this office.
Surgeon General North Carolina
Source: Fayetteville Observer, May 30, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org