James W. Pitts, M. D., appointed Surgeon, 34th Alabama Infantry May 1, 1862, noted on August 31, 1863 "Faithful in the discharge of his duties," resigned February 1,1864
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
Near Dalton, Georgia December 17, 1863 he tendered his resignation " . . . on the ground of physical disability to perform the duties of my Office in the field.
"Previous disease having so much impaired my system, leaving me the subject of Chronic Rheumatism and Neuralgia. The loss of my nervous system . . . " , etc.
M331: Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men [8 hand written documents]