Wadsworth, James autographed letter/ KIA at the Wilderness
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James S. Wadsworth (1804-64), Brigadier General, USA (NY). Participated in Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness (KIA 5/6/64).

Autograph Letter Signed, ALS, 1 page, 4to., Upton's Hill, Nov. 27, 1861 to Governor [E.D.] Morgan.

"Dear Sir,

At the time Col. [Ezra D.] Walrath resigned the Colonelsy of the 12th [New York Infantry] you will recollect that I suggested to you that in my opinion the good of the service required that the vacancy should be filled from outside the Regt., that is, by one not a party to, or in any way responsible for its demoralization. You in answer that since the Regt. was detached from my Brigade I have declined to interfere in its affairs. It seems to me just that for the same reason I should now withdraw the suggestion I had heretofore made. I do this because some of the friends of Lt. Col. [Robert M.] Richardson among the officers of the Regt. think that the view I have heretofore expressed to you are unduly prejudicial to him. I am dear sir, Yr. obt. servt., Jas. S. Wadsworth."

Some minor edge splits, otherwise very fine.

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Wadsworth, James autographed letter/ KIA at the Wilderness

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