1865 Telegraph - 2nd U.S. Colored Artillery Aboard Steamer Suwanee

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1865 Telegraph - 2nd U.S. Colored Artillery Aboard Steamer Suwanee

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Item No. SQ4629737

Offered here is an interesting Civil War telegraph dated June 3, 1865. Sent from Fortress Monroe in Virginia by Captain Francis C. Choate, commanding Battery B, 2nd U.S. Colored Artillery, to Captain L. L. Langdon, commanding the Artillery Brigade of the 25th Army Corps, which consisted of United States Colored Troops. The entire 25th Corps was, at the time, embarking for Brazos Santiago, Texas. It reads:

Capt
The Steamer Suwanee on board of which I have my horses & men is ready to proceed to Sea. I have the honor to await further orders.

F. C. Choat[e]
Capt 2d U.S.C.A.
Comd of troops on board Suwanee

The document measures 5 1/2" x 8". It is creased at the location of original folds and has a few minor holes along the top margin. There are also remnants of album mounting on the reverse. The paper is in good sturdy condition, not stiff, and not particularly delicate.

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