Raynors HCA 2020-02
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War-date Union soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Alexander Hamilton III, 4pp. octavo, June 18, 1861, to his father, in part: "...I dined with Gen. Scott on Sunday - he was very well in the morning, but quite weary, I think...He told me that the success at Harpers Ferry had far exceeded his calculations that he had not thought of such a complete triumph but much of it was owing to the advance of our 4th reg. under Colonel Stone...An advance movement had been made into Virginia without authority. One man was shot & the command fell back!!...There is a splendid work on Shuters Hill - 6 rifled cannon with a Co. of Regulars protect it while the heavy guns are being placed in position- at the tete du pont - there are 15 heavy 32 pounders in position - there are also several guns mounted on the works beyond Georgetown - & although an attack has been expected daily or rather nightly, nothing serious has transpired...the news this morning is that 6 men were killed & a number wounded by a marked battery..." Fine condition. In April 1861, during the American Civil War, Hamilton was appointed a volunteer aide-de-camp to General John E. Wool, who commanded the U.S. Army's Department of the East in New York. On August 28, 1861, he was given an official position as Wool's additional aide-de-camp, and served in that capacity until he resigned on December 11, 1861. In July 1863, during the New York City draft riots, he again assisted Wool, who reported to Governor Seymour that his "former aid[e], Colonel Alexander Hamilton Jr. ... volunteered especially for this occasion, and [was] constantly in attendance day and night." Hamilton wrote to President Lincoln in a letter dated May 26, 1862, calling Secretary of War Edwin Stanton's division of General George McClellan's Army of the Potomac into four separate departments "the grossest mismanagement."
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