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11th Connecticut Infantry - Wounded at Petersburg

Item DOC-6981
September 8, 1864 Smith S. Gilbert
Price: $225.00


Original Civil War Document war dated.

U.S. General Hospital
Annapolis, MD
September 8th 1864

LtCol Moegling

Dear Sir,

I have the honor to inform you that a letter was received this morning from Lt. Randall requesting me to give my address in order that my commission as a 1st Lieutenant might be forwarded to me. Allow me to return my sincere thanks for this promotion which comes very unexpected to me. My health is very good indeed but my leg is very lame yet. The wound was a worse one than I thought for at the time. I have not yet received a leave of absence. I hope to be able to return again to duty in the course of a month. Major Kies is at the Parole Camp. He was examined by the board of examination yesterday for discharge from service. Captain Warner formerly Lieutenant of H Company of the 11th is in the room adjoining mine. Lieutenant Horton is also here in Hospital.

Hoping these lines may reach you safely. I remain Colonel,
Most Respectfully Your Obedient Servant,

Smith S. Gilbert
Lieutenant, 11th CT Volunteers
U.S. General Hospital
Annapolis MD


Lieutenant Colonel W. C. Moegling
Commanding, 11th Connecticut Volunteers
New Bermuda Hundred, Virginia

1. William H. Randall: Sergeant Major & Adjutant
2. John Kies: Lt, Capt & Major
3. George W. Warner: WIA & POW at Winchester, VA
4. William E. Horton: WIA at Antietam, MD & WIA at Cold Harbor, VA
5. William Moegling: WIA at Antietam, MD & WIA at Petersburg, VA