Period Copy of 1864 Letter in which Union General Charles S. Hamilton Commends Lieutenant Colonel Ira Smith Brown, 126th New York

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Period Copy of 1864 Letter in which Union General Charles S. Hamilton Commends Lieutenant Colonel Ira Smith Brown, 126th New York

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Item No. 7810410

An interesting period copy a portion of a letter by Union general Charles S. Hamilton in which he commended Ira Smith Brown of the 126th New York (formerly of the 1st United States Sharpshooters). The letter reads:

Extract from a Letter of Major General
Charles S. Hamilton dated
Fon du Lac Wis
Oct 15th 1864

I have known Lt. I. Smith Brown of the 126th N.Y. Vols. for many years.

He was with me on the Peninsula in 1862. He is brave, and capable, of excellent habits and character, and I know of no Young officers more deserving and worthy.

All accord him the highest praise in the many Battles and throughout the Potomac Campaigns.

I beg a favourable consideration of his application.

Very truly Yours
C. S. Hamilton
Major General

Briefly docketed on the reverse.

The letter was written on the first page of a four-page stationery sheet measuring about 7 3/4” x 9 3/4”. It is in excellent condition as shown, with little wear, toning, or foxing. Creased where originally folded.

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