Three 1863 Documents Related to Resignation of Lieutenant Henry G. Brotherton, 47th New York Volunteers

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Three 1863 Documents Related to Resignation of Lieutenant Henry G. Brotherton, 47th New York Volunteers

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Item No. 6246182

An interesting group of three 1863 documents related to the resignation of Lieutenant Henry G. Brotherton of the 47th New York—then stationed at Morris Island, South Carolina. The documents include:

  1. Brotherton’s copy of a letter dated October 1, 1863 from Morris Island, written to General James W. Ripley in the Army Ordnance Department, requesting documents to settle his accounts. Full transcript below. Very good condition with even toning. Creased where folded. Measures about 8” x 8 3/4”.

  2. Special Orders No. 628, dated December 3, 1863 from Folly Island, with “Department of the South—Headquarters in the Field” header, stating that Brotherton’s resignation was accepted as of that date. It is signed by Captain Israel R. Sealy, acting adjutant of the 47th New York. Perpendicular note regarding the dates Brotherton was paid. Also, notes from 1893 written in red ink, having to do with bounty money due Brotherton. Good condition with separation at the folds which was repaired with tape. Light toning and scattered foxing. Measures about 7 3/4” x 9 3/4”.

  3. Letter dated December 4, 1863, from Hilton Head, South Carolina, from the army paymaster concerning the date Brotherton was last paid.

Transcript of Document No. 1:

Copy of letter to Genl. Ripley Chief of Ordnance
Camp of 47th Regt. New York State Vols.
Morris Island S.C. October 1st 1863

General
I have the honor to request, wishing to resign my commission as 2d Lieut. in the 47th NYS Vol Infantry, that any property returns from me remaining unexamined may be at once adjusted, and a certificate of my indebtedness to the U.S. be forwarded me at as early a day as practicable.

Also that one set of blank ordnance returns and the different papers appertaining thereto will be furnished me so I may be enabled to settle my accounts with Company “F” 47th Regt. N.Y.S. Vols.

I have the honor Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt.
Henry G. Brotherton
2d Lieut. Co. “K” 47th Regt. NYS Vols
Comd’g Co. “F”

To Genl. Jas. W. Ripley
Chief of Ordnance
Washington D.C.

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