Slaughter-Murray Papers

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June 24, 1862

Title

June 24, 1862

Subject

Letter from M. Slaughter, mayor of Fredericksburg to General Rufus King, Commanding Division, U.S. army, dated 24JUN1862, Fredericksburg. Copy requesting that Gen. King forward a communication to Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell. Apparently written while Fredericksburg was under military occupation. In ink on blue paper, torn and stained. In very poor condition.

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Description

Fredericksburg June 24th 1862
Genl Rufus Kng
Commanding Division US Army
Sir,
I herewith send a communication for Maj Genl McDowell, which I respectfully request may be forwarded to him at your earliest convenience. Your many acts of courtesy and kindness to me and those whom I represent are fully appreciated and lead me to hope that you will further interest yourself in our behalf in the the matter referred to, which involves the peace and good order of our community which recognises and is willing (to) observe, in good faith, the obligation imposed upon it, while under military occupation. Very Respectuflly yr. Obt. Servt M. Slaughter Mayor  


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Creator

Montgomery Slaughter

Date

June 24, 1862

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Collection

Citation

Montgomery Slaughter, “June 24, 1862,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed June 15, 2021, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/69.