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Letter discouraging appointment of Wilkin – January 17, 1862

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

Typed transcription of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Miller of the 1st Minnesota Regiment to Governor Ramsey regarding the appointment of a new Colonel for the Regiment.  He discourages appointment of A. Wilkin because he “is partially blind and deaf and ought not to be in the Army at all…”



Citation:  January 17, 1862 Letter from Stephen Miller to Governor Ramsey, Correspondence 1862. Alexander Wilkin and Family Papers, 1770-1965. Minnesota Historical Society.

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