1862 29th Pennsylvania Furlough Signed by Generals Nathaniel P. Banks & Charles Hamilton

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1862 29th Pennsylvania Furlough Signed by Generals Nathaniel P. Banks & Charles Hamilton

379.99

Item No. 2486516

Offered here is an interesting January 1862 furlough request for Private John D. Wilson of the 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers, who had a sick wife and child in need of care at home. The furlough is signed on the front side by the commander of Company I, Captain William Rickards (later Colonel of the regiment) and endorsed by the 29th's Lieutenant Colonel Charles Parham. The reverse has notes indicating the strength of Company I and the signature of Brigadier General Charles S. Hamilton, the brigade commander, who approved the furlough for seven days. It was also endorsed by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, commanding the division at Frederick, Maryland. Lastly, there are ink stamps of "Head Quarters Army of the Potomac" and "By Command of Major General McClellan."

The furlough was written upon a thick woven paper and measures about 8 1/4" x 7". The paper is in good sturdy condition and not particularly delicate. Very little wear to edges and corners. There are two vertical creases at the location of original folds.

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