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Brevet Brigadier General George Ihrie letter to Major General Halleck
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This is an original Civil War soldier’s letter. This letter is written from Trenton, New Jersey and is dated April 24th 1862. The paper measures 9-3/4ths inches by 7-3/4ths inches in overall size. It was written by George Percey Ihrie to Major General H.W. Halleck at "Somewhere near Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh) , Tennessee. Halleck was dealing with the aftermath of the near loss of the Battle of Shiloh just three weeks before. The letter is handwritten on fine quality paper in ancient old brown ink. Ihrie tells Halleck that he has been to Washington to try to get a command of his own but even an interview with the Secretary of War failed to get one. He tells Halleck that a Captaincy isn’t enough for him so he is heading to "… join you. Position or no position, pay or no pay…" The records show that Ihrie enlisted on September 1st 1861 as a Lt. Colonel in the 3rd California Infantry. A couple of months after this letter he was an aide-de-camp. He served on U.S. Grant’s staff. In 1867, he received his Brevet Brigadier General appointment. It comes with a type-written translation of the contents. A brief printout of the soldier’s service accompanied the letter.

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