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Letter to Governor Alexander Ramsey from George E. Day regarding the appointment of a soldier in the 1st Minnesota – November 28, 1862

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 11:07 am

(Confidential)
Washington D.C.
Nov 28th 1862
Gov. Ramsay  Your esteemed favor of the 22nd instant is received this morning. I have retained the original letter signed by Col. Morgan and several other officers and the letter of Gen. Gorman hoping to get Henry a temporary place here until you could appoint him Lieutenant or Captain when would be here recruited in spirits and health and ready again to enter the service.
You see what Genl Gorman says of him as a drill officer just what the new regiments need and the men the privates of the 1st Regiment who are well qualified by natural abilities have become veterans and by experience are qualified and he is now well qualified for the command of a company but [Goseman] He is steady and better qualified by education, natural and acquired abilities for the Command of a company or Regiment than the officer whose opinion you are consulting about him.
When you get the letter it seems to me you will not hesitate nor wait for any other from Col. Morgan. I have the honor to be your obedient Servant.
George E. H Day

Citation: November 28, 1862, Letter from George E. Day, Appointments Military—Infantry—1st Regt. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.3B]

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