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2 letters: letter from Colonel Gorman requesting 150 men to replace those wounded or killed at Bull Run; letter from US Senator Morton S. Wilkinson containing list of men killed at Bull Run – July 29, 1861

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

First Entry: Letter from Colonel Gorman to Governor Ramsey

“Head Quarters 1st Minn Vols, Camp Minnesota Washington
July 29, 1861
Sir, I have the honor to request that you send to me from your State one hundred and fifty able bodied men to fill up the ranks of the 1st Min Regiment occasioned by our loss at the Battle of Bull Run on the 21st inst and those who will necessarily be discharged. Your Obt. Servant,
W. A. Gorman, Col 1st Regt Min
To His Excellency Alex Ramsey Gov of Min “


Citation: July 29, 1861 Letter from W.A. Gorman to Alexander Ramsey, Letters Received–1st Reg. 1861. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives.

Letter from Senator Morton S. Wilkinson to Governor Ramsey.

“Hon Alex Ramsey,
Dear Sir, Upon recei[ving] your dispatch requesting me to telegraph the condition of our Regiment, I went to the officers to obtain the correct information.  Gorman told me that you had requested him to telegraph the number of lost & he seemed anxious to do it…”

Citation:  July 29, 1861 Letter from M.S. Wilkinson to Alexander Ramsey,  Letters Received–1st Reg. 1861. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives.

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