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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 0985.13.02420
Date October 26, 1861
Scope & Content Major General John Bankhead Magruder to Governor John Letcher, October 26, 1861

Physical Appearance: October 26, 1861 - J[ohn] Bankhead Magruder at Head Quarters Army [of] Peninsula, Ass[istan]t Adj[utan]t Gen[era]l's Office, Yorktown, [Virginia], to John Letcher, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia - Requests that Major [Edgar Burwell] Montague's battalion of five infantry companies, Major Tomlin's battalion of four companies, and Capt[ain] Waddell's company be combined to form a regiment with Montague promoted to Colonel, Tomlin promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain Waddell promoted to Major. Signed, "J. Bankhead Magruder" Maj[or] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. An old Museum label is attached to the upper left corner of page 1.
Creator Magruder, John Bankhead
Archival History The letter from Maj. Gen. Magruder to Gov. Letcher was formerly located in the MC 3 V-866a files (Va Room papers).
People Letcher, John S.
Magruder, John Bankhead
Montague, Edgar B.
Waddell