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1st New York Infantry - Twice Wounded and a Libby POW

Item LTR-7465
December 26, 1862 John Frederick Pierson
Price: $180.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 1 pages, written in period ink.
Wounded at Glendale
Wounded at Chancellorsville
POW at Bristoe Station

1st Regiment, N.Y.V.
December 26, 1862

My Dear Father -

I have this moment received an order from the War Department of which I enclosed a copy.
I am inexpressibly disgusted and astonished . I wrote a long while ago as you are aware to Albany, recommending Ebenezer Van Tuyl Captain, Company G for Lieutenant Colonel and Francis Leland, Captain, Company H for Major. I have never received a word from there since, and have during this time re-written and sent my request. If Clancy is restored I can only see ruin, demoralization and trouble in the future, and shall feel like clearing out myself. Prompt action at Albany can alone save the regiment and I sincerely wish you would attend to this thing for me there. If Governor Morgan goes out before acting, try and have Governor Seymour commission the men recommended by me at once. If Clancy comes, and I expect him any day, I shall not recognize him. Let the consequences be as they may, but shall fall back on the ground that “the position has been filled already.”

I am well, but once again pretty well provoked and disgusted. I write to Governor Morgan by this mail.

Yours affectionately,

Dec 26, 1862
J. Fred Pierson, Colonel
Copy letter to G.L.P. Esq.