1864 Order - War Department's Samuel Breck to Paymaster Timothy Andrews Re: Invalid Corps Members

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1864 Order - War Department's Samuel Breck to Paymaster Timothy Andrews Re: Invalid Corps Members

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Offered here is an interesting war-date ALS written and signed by Brevet Brigadier General Samuel Breck of the War Department to Paymaster General Timothy P. Andrews regarding four men of the Invalid Corps (formerly of the 7th Michigan16th Massachusetts122nd New York, and 13th New Jersey), against whom desertion charges had been lifted. The message is docketed on the reverse, where Andrews signed his endorsement. The order reads:

Adjutant General's Office
Washington D.C.
Jan'y 2d 1864

Sir,
I have the honor to inform you that the charge of Desertion, preferred against the following named men of the Invalid Corps, has ben removed, by order of the Secretary of War, and so noted on the records of the respective commands on field in this Office:

Private T. R. Conklin, formerly of Co. "G" 7th Mich. Vols.
Private Cha. H. Cook, formerly of Co. "F" 16th Mass. Vols.
Private Joseph Kean, formerly of Co. "C" 122d N.Y. Vols.
Private Wm Wall, formerly of Co. "B" 13th N.J. Vols.

I am, Sir, Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Breck
Asst. Adjutant General

 

Pay Master General USA
Washington D.C.

The report was written upon a 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" bifolium stationery sheet. The paper is in good sturdy condition, not stiff, and not delicate. Very little wear to edges and corners. Horizontal creases at original folds.

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