Slaughter-Murray Papers

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March 31, 1863


March 31, 1863


Letter from Capt. Williamson, A.A.G. of Maryland troops, to Mayor Slaughter of Fredericksburg, dated 31MAR1863, Staunton. Encloses contributions from Maryland troops in the amount of $324.00 for the sufferers of Fredericksburg. In ink, slightly faded.

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March 31st

Montgomery Slaughter Esq., Mayor of Fredericksburg


I have the honor to enclose to you a check for three hundred and twenty four dollars ($324), the contribution of Cos B&D and of the field and staff of the M-Cavalry. The contribution of the ____ Maryland Battalion Infantry & of the Balt Lt. Artillery were forward to you some time [before] and here, I trust have been duly received. I am in ____ that the other companies of the Cavalry will do their part in aiding the heroic sufferers of your ancient [and] hospitable [city]. Availing myself of this opportunity to confere to you my admiration of the manner in which you have discharged the duties of your [sufferers' needs]

Your Obt Ser
____ Willamson
Capt. & AAG ' Md Troops

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Capt. Williamson


March 31, 1863




Capt. Williamson , “March 31, 1863,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed July 21, 2024,