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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Montgomery, Alabama, October 2' 1868

Brvt. Lieut. Col. Edwin Beecher U.S.A
Asst. Commissioner for Alabama.
Montgomery, Alabama.


I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Medical Department of the Bureau for the District of Alabama, for the period commencing September 1" 1867, and ending August 31" 1868.

The number of Hospitals existing during the period above mentioned, has been seven (7). No new Hospitals have been opened, and no necessity has arisen for the establishment of Dispensaries. Efforts have been made to discontinue the hospitals as rapidly as possible, consistent with the comfort