10th New York Infantry - Wounded Fredericksburg
October 12, 1862
General Van Buren & Captain Alfred Chamberlai
1 page original Civil War document requesting the release of a prisoner from Fort Wool. Document is written in period ink and signed by Captain Alfred Chamberlain and endorsed by Bvt Brigadier General Daniel Tompkins Van Buren.
Headquarters 10th Regiment, New York Volunteers
Camp Near Harper’s Ferry
October 12th 1862
Major General Dix,
Having presently learned that with the sanction of his Commanding Officer you had kindly offered to release one Christopher P. Barrett, now a prisoner at Fort Wool. I write for the purpose of informing you that I desire his return to the company and therefore, am willing that he should be released at your earliest convenience. Others of the Regiment imprisoned at the same time and for the same offense were released several months since. The prisoner is young and has been confined for nearly a year and no doubt is sufficiently punished for his offense.
Very truly yours,
Captain, E Company
10th Regiment, New York Volunteers
I heartily concur in the above recommendation.
J. W. Marshall
10th New York Volunteers