The Sangamo Regiment Leaves Memphis.
NOVEMBER 23, 1862.
EDITORS JOURNAL: — We are to leave this camp to-morrow, and foot march toward Jackson, Mississippi, for what special design I am not apprised.
This evening, the sick from our camp hospital were taken to the general hospital in the city, called the Overton Hospital. Samuel P. Ashford, of Company B, had been ill for some days, with what the doctors called rheumatic affection of the brain, and while on his way to the hospital he died in the ambulance. From Company E, Thos. Ridgway, with typhoid fever; from Company H, Charles Berry, with congesting of the brain, now convalescent; from Company I, G. W. Dearburn, with pneumonia and Corporal S. Woodson; from Company F, Lucian Buiram, and two others, whose names I have not learned; one other, a Jas. McMann, previously there, and now convalescent.
Of the grand establishment I desire to say that the Overton Hospital is not easily excelled. It is a splendid building, nearly finished, for a hotel of the first class. It is 140 feet each way, and five stories high, containing 200 rooms; in which are now nearly 1,000 patients and invalids — they being greatly increased to-day by transfer from the division now about leaving. I had an interview with the chief surgeon of the Hospital, Dr. G. H. Holston, recently professor in the National Medical College, D. C., and formerly of Zanesville, Ohio. Nothing seems to be wanting to make the place everything it should be. Those who go there soon lose their former abhorrent ideas of a hospital.
A great amount of labor is being added on the fortifications about this city, to ward off an attack by land — breastworks within breastworks are being erected, and an additional gun boat placed in the river.
The prisoners, also, are on a large steamer, anchored in the middle of the stream.
We close by bidding adieu to our Sangamon county friends, and remain
Their's and your's, truely,