|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).|
Letcher, John S.
Magruder, John Bankhead
Montague, Edgar B.