BRIGADIER GENERAL MARTIN DAVIS HARDIN - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/17/1866 - HFSID 86971
MARTIN D. HARDIN The Civil War Union Army Brigadier General and lawyer signed this document Manuscript Receipt signed: "M D Hardin/Maj 43d Infty. V.R.C." as Brevet Brigadier General U.S.A. and Superintendent of the Recruiting Service, 1p, 7¾x9¾ ruled sheet.
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MARTIN D. HARDIN The Civil War Union Army Brigadier General and lawyer signed this document Manuscript Receipt signed: "M D Hardin/Maj 43d Infty. V.R.C." as Brevet Brigadier General U.S.A. and Superintendent of the Recruiting Service, 1p, 7¾x9¾ ruled sheet. Detroit, Michigan, 1866 December 17. On letterhead of Headquarters Superintendent Recruiting Service. In full: "Received of Brv't Brig. Gen'l J. R. Smith, U.S.A. Two (2) desks and two tables for use at their H'd Qrs." Martin Davis Hardin (1837-1923), who fought with the Army of the Potomac, joined the Union Army as a Colonel in the 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (41st Pennsylvania Volunteers) on July 25, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on January 1, 1862, Colonel on August 1, 1862 and Brigadier General on July 2, 1864. Hardin, who lost his left arm at Catlett's Station and saw action at Gettysburg, mustered out on January 15, 1866, but he was appointed Major of the 43rd Regiment of the U.S. Infantry on July 28, 1866. Hardin, who retired from the service in 1870, was the last surviving member of his West Point class of 1859. Lightly creased with folds, upper horizontal fold at the upper loops of the capital letters of signature. Nicked at blank right margin at horizontal fold, lightly chipped at lower right blank edge. Slightly shaded at lower horizontal fold.
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