Hospital sites to be selected
55… An officer invested with a separate command is responsible for the discipline of the troops under his order, and for the good state of every thing entrusted to his charge. It is, therefore, his duty to see that the rules and regulations for the government of the troops are strictly enforced; and that suitable sites or positions are selected, by the senior medical office of the command, for the hospital or hospital tents.
To be inspected
469… There will be certain periodical inspections, to wit: Medical officers having charge of hospitals will make a thorough inspection of them every Sunday morning.
470… Besides these inspections, frequent visits will be made by the commanding officer, company, and medical officers, during the month, to the men's quarters, the hospital, guardhouse, &c.
486… The hospital being at all times an object of particular interest, it will be critically and minutely inspected.
To give certificates of disability
223… Whenever a noncommissioned officer or soldier shall be incapable of performing his duties in consequence of wounds, disease, or infirmity, and recommended to be discharged, the senior Surgeon of the hospital, regiment, or post, shall furnish his captain with a certificate of disability, pursuant to Form 16, of the Medical Regulations, for his approval, or remark; which certificate of disability, with the descriptive certificate properly filled up, and signed by the captain will be forwarded by the commanding officer of the post, (with such remarks as he may deem requisite), to the Adjutant-General, for final decision at General Headquarters.
To give certificates for pension
225… When a noncommissioned officer of soldier shall be recommended to be discharged in consequence of wounds or other injuries received while actually in the service of the United States, and in the line of his duty, and which disable him from obtaining his subsistence, his commanding officer shall certify the time, place, and manner, of receiving such wound or disability; if wounded in action, state the fact, and name the part wounded; if otherwise injured and disabled, describe the circumstances, the manner of receiving the injury, and the kind of duty in which the soldier was engaged at the time. And the senior Surgeon of the hospital, regiment, or post, upon obtaining sufficient evidence of the facts, shall furnish duplicate Certificates for Pension, agreeably to Form 17, Medical Regulations; which duplicate certificates and descriptive certificate annexed thereto, properly filled up and signed by the Captain, shall be transmitted by the commanding officer of the regiment or post, with such remarks as he may deem requisite, to the Adjutant-General, one of which shall be retained for the files of his office, and the other be sent to the Pension office.
To examine sick officers
242… No officer shall be permitted to ask for a leave of absence, or to quit his post or station, on account of sickness, unless a leave be professionally recommended by the senior medical officer present, who will fully set forth the case.
244… In cases where statements, required to be forwarded by the preceding paragraph, are not deemed sufficient to authorize the officer's absence, an experienced medical officer will be instructed to examine the party, and a report of the examination will be forwarded to the Adjutant-General; and whenever an officer shall remain so absent for one year, he shall be examined by one or more medical officers, and the case be specially laid before the President of the United States.
299… To avoid the inconvenience resulting from the suspension of the functions of officers of the medical staff, it is recommended to officers in command, whenever charges are preferred against a Surgeon or Assistant Surgeon, to transmit the charges to the officer having authority to order a general court-martial for his trial; and not to put the Surgeon or Assistant Surgeon in arrest, until the court-martial ordered for his trial shall have been assembled.
Call, When to beat
370… The Surgeon's Call is to sound or beat at -O'clock, when the sick, able to go out, will be conducted to the hospital by the First Sergeants of companies, who will hand to the Surgeon a report of all the sick in the company, other than in hospital. The patients who cannot attend at the dispensary will be immediately after, if not before, visited by the Surgeon.
To inspect hospitals, &c.
469… There will be certain periodical inspections, to wit;
1. The commanders of regiments and posts, will make an inspection of their commands on the last day of every month.
2. Captains will inspect their companies every Sunday morning; and Lieutenants will inspect their squads every Wednesday morning.
3. Medical officers having charge of hospitals, will also make a thorough inspection of them every Sunday morning.
4. Inspection when troops are mustered for payment.
470… Besides these inspections, frequent visits will be made by the commanding officer, company, and medical officers during the month, to the men's quarters, the hospital, guardhouse, &c.
To make out muster and payrolls of steward, &c.
493… The muster and payrolls of the stewards, ward-masters, and nurses, will be made out by the medical officer in charge of the hospital.
To be sent with guards
587… Whenever detachments are composed of 200 men or upwards, a Surgeon or Assistant Surgeon is to be sent with them. On particular duties, the attendance of a Surgeon or Assistant Surgeon may be requisite with smaller detachments. Detachments of cavalry of fifty or upwards must be attended by a Farrier.
704… For the accommodation of the sick and disabled, a wagon will be attached to the rear guard, when necessary and practicable; and a Surgeon will attend, to give assistance, and to see that no improper persons are suffered to avail themselves of the accommodation.
To inspect transports
718… The commanding officer of the troops or other officer charged with their embarkation, will order one or more medical officers to accompany the particular commanders who are to embark on board the several transports, for the purpose of making a most minute inspection of the respective vessels, before the troops are sent on board.