|Title||Van Gieson Leave of Absence|
|Creator||United States. Navy|
|Dates of Creation||May 25, 1863|
|Scope & Content||Leave of absence for two weeks from the USS Galena for Assistant Surgeon Ransford E. Van Gieson of the United States Navy in Philadelphia. Signed by Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy on May 25, 1863. The leave was delivered a day later by Leonard Paulding.|
Van Gieson, Rainsford E.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Isaac Walker|