1864 Letter from General John B. Stonehouse Regarding Bounty of Private Patrick Cashion, 13th New York Heavy Artillery

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1864 Letter from General John B. Stonehouse Regarding Bounty of Private Patrick Cashion, 13th New York Heavy Artillery

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Item No. 9579164

An interesting 1864 letter from General John B. Stonehouse of the New York State Adjutant General’s Office to Orison J. Blunt of the County Volunteer and Substitute Committee of New York City. The letter was written upon decorative stationery and concerned the bounty of a volunteer named Patrick Cashion. Records show Cashion enlisted in the 13th New York Heavy Artillery on July 7, 1864. The letter reads:

General Head Quarters, State of New-York.
Adjutant General’s Office.
Albany Nov 7th 1864

Sir
I have the honor respectfully to request that you will inform me at your early convenience if Patrick Cashion enlisted in either the Army or Navy (most likely the latter) on or about the 4th of July last. He says he was credited to the City of New York.

If you have any evidence of his enlistment will you please inform me if he has been paid or has any bounty due him.

I am, Sir
Very respectfully
Your obt svt
J B Stonehouse
Asst. Adj. Genl

Hon. O. Blunt
Chairman
New York

It is docketed on the reverse along with the response from Blunt’s office that “There is no evidence on file in this office of any such enlistment.”

The document measures about 5” x 8” and is in excellent condition with very minor toning and a single vertical crease where it was originally folded.

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