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Telegram from Acting Secretary of War Scott to Ignatius Donnelly ordering requesting a battery of artillery – October 31, 1861

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

Transcription of a telegram from Acting Secretary of War Thomas A. Scott to Acting Governor Ignatius Donnelly requesting a battery of artillery.

To Donnelly, Acting Gov
Oct 31st 1861
By Telegraph from Washington
We have authorized Gov Ramsey to organize a battery of artillery.  The authority goes by mail.  No more cavalry required.
Thos A Scott


Citation:  October 31, 1861 Letter from Thomas A. Scott to Ignatius Donnelly,  Letters Received–War Department. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives.

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