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13th Maryland Infantry - Wounded at Antietam

Item LTR-5332
January 1863 John T. Kilham
Price: $245.00


2 pages, original Civil War Union letter written in period ink and war dated. Old tape stains - retaped with archival tape.

Annapolis, MD
Camp Parole
January 1863

H. W. Halleck
General In Chief


I respectfully solicit your permission to leave Camp Parole and go to my own at Sandy Hook, Maryland. I have been in the Army during the whole of the Rebellion. And in several engagements the last was Antietam, where I was wounded and taken prisoner, paroled and sent to this camp. And as yet, have not been exchanged. I am very weak and feeble in health. And feel myself gradually getting more so daily. If I could be allowed the comforts of a home, as I believe it is all I require. I have no doubt I should speedily recover and fit for duty again. If you would kindly grant me leave until such time as I am exchanged. I would be extremely thankful and would gladly return to my duty the moment I was exchanged.

I would refer you to Captain Roger Jones, USA, late in command at U.S. Armory, Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Enclosed I send you a certificate which he gave me.

By complying with the above request, you will greatly oblige.

Your obedient servant,

John Tyler Kilham
Company D
1st Regiment Potomac Home Brigade