Letter from Alfred G. Hall to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War [transcribed manuscript copy], Aug. 15, 1862 [Digital Version]

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Hall, Alfred G., Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885 and Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893, Letter from Alfred G. Hall to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War [transcribed manuscript copy], Aug. 15, 1862 (August 15, 1862)

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Title: Letter from Alfred G. Hall to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War [transcribed manuscript copy], Aug. 15, 1862 [Digital Version]
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Author:
  • Hall, Alfred G.
  • Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
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Publisher: Rice University, Houston, Texas
Publication date: 2010-06-07
Identifier: aa00150
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Provenance: The collection was purchased from Civil War collector Felix H. Kuntz in 1967.
Description: 1 handwritten transcription of letter, added notes on reverse by Gen. J.W. Phelps and Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler
Source(s): Hall, Alfred G., Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885 and Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893, Letter from Alfred G. Hall to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War [transcribed manuscript copy], Aug. 15, 1862 (August 15, 1862)
Source Identifier: Kuntz Louisiana Civil War Collection, MS 256, Box 1 folder 48, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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Languages used in the text: English
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  • Correspondence
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869--Correspondence
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States. Army--Appointments and retirements
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  • Louisiana (state)
  • District of Columbia (national district)
  • United States (nation)


1

Sir,


I have the honor to ask from you the
appointment of Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank
of Captain.

I have since March 7th 1862, served in that
capacity upon the staff of Brigadier General Phelps, in the
Department of the Gulf.

Hoping my petition may meet with your
favorable consideration,
I am, Sir, most respectfully
Your obedient servant
(signed), Alfred G. Hall
1st LieutLieutenant 9th Conn. Vols.
Aide-de-camp & A.A.A.G.


2

Copy

I fully concur in
the within application.
(signed) Benj. J. Butler
Maj. Genl.Major General
ComdgCommanding

Copy
Camp Parapet, La.Louisiana
August 15 1862.

Alfred G. Hall
1st LieutLieutenant 9th Conn. Vols.
AdeCAide-de-Camp & A.A.A. Genl.General to
Brig.r Genl.Brigadier General J. W. Phelps.

Application for an appointment
as Assistant Adjutant General
with the rank of Captain

LieutLieutenant Hall has served
faithfully & well & has my
best recommendations for the
appointment which he asks.

(signed) J. W. Phelps
Brig.r Genl.Brigadier General



Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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