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The notations at the bottom of the card correspond to the Hospital record from which the data on the card was abstracted.
For instance, "Ill. Reg'l Reg. No. 763; Hos. No. 16; Page 68" means that the data was abstracted from the "Illinois Regimental Register (of the hospital run by the 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for its own men) Volume Number 763 (the number of the bound volume in which the hospital data was originally recorded).
I believe the notation "Hos. No. 16; Page 68" indicates that his entry was on line number 16 on page 68 of Regimental Hospital Volume 763; and (from the other card) as on line number 28 on page 68.
ALSO - It is possible that there may be additional data in the Hospital Register that was not abstracted on the card. One thing you would see for sure would be the names of all the other men that were hospitalized at the same time. Interesting comparisons and trends can be identified by looking at the hospital record. You can find those at A1 in the following series in Record Group 94 (AGO) -
FINDING AID : PI-17 ENTRY #: 544-A ARC ID#: 655731
TITLE : Record and Pension Office; Records of and Pertaining to Medical Installations 1821-1912; Field Records Of Hospitals, 1821-1912
See catalog entry here : https://catalog.archives.gov/id/655731
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As always, Jonathan Deiss, your encyclopedic knowledge is fantastic. Thank you!
If I read the linked page correctly, the textural records will be the actual bound books containing hospital records--not another index card set, correct?
Can already see there's going to be another NARA visit in my future (she says, happily).
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Thank you! ...and yes, the textual records will be books or other types of originals (could be unbound, perhaps). The cards only go so deep.
This is just a preliminary review, subject to correction :
Army Corp Register Number 74, Hospital Number 80, page 71
Missouri Register Number 247, Hospital Number 176, page (blank)
Dear Ms. Baker Johnson,
Thank you for contacting the History Hub!
The notation at the bottom of the left-hand card refers to: Army Corps Register No. 794; Hospital No. 80; Page 71. The abbreviation “A of F” means “Army of the Frontier.”
The notation on the right-hand card refers to Missouri Register No. 247; Hospital No. 276.
The hospital registers do not include any more information about the soldier than what is shown on the card. Mr. Deiss correctly states that the only additional information is the list of other men/soldiers hospitalized at that time.
In the two volumes we checked, the registers list an A.A. Buzick hospitalized as well as E. S. Buzick during the same time period. These volumes are available to researchers at the National Archives at Washington, DC. For more information on visiting this location, requesting copies of records, and more, please visit our website.
We hope this is helpful and wish you all the best with your research.