Hinks, Edward war date autograph letter signed
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Edward Hinks (1830-94), Brigadier General, USA. Participated at Ball's Bluff, Peninsula campaign (WIA), Antietam (WIA), Commanded Point Lookout, MD Prison, Petersburg campaign, Commanded Negro Division 18th Corps.

Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), 2 1/3 pages, 8vo., Washington D.C., August 14, 1864.

"My dear Captain

Wilkinson's (Co. H, 12th New Hampshire Infantry) father is very sick and wishes to have his son on furlough if possible. You will do me a personal favor if you will make out a furlough and get it approved by the division commander and foward to Genl. Butler, with the enclosed letter endorsed by Wm. Rollins and myself.

The friends of Capt. King, who was killed at Baylor's farm, you remember, are very desirous of obtaining further information of his death. Will you get Verplank to write me all he is able to learn about his death, where and under what circumstances he was buried, his effects etc.

Please send me a copy of my letter to Genl. Wild, which he endorsed in such a remarkable manner, also a copy of the charges and specifications, related to the Wilson's Landing affairs.

I am off for Carlisle, Pa. at sunrise tomorrow, where I shall remain for some weeks, please address me there...Edw.W.Hinks".

On the back of the letter in magenta ink is a notation by the War Department  "Furlough obtained".

Folds, otherwise fine.

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Hinks, Edward war date autograph letter signed

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