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GENERAL WILLIAM K. STRONG - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/12/1861 - HFSID 217932

WILLIAM K. STRONG. ALS: "Wm K Strong", 2p, 7¾x9¾. Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, Near St Louis, 1861 November 12.To Edward D. Morgan, Governor of New York.In part: "I am in command of this post with about 6,000 well disciplined, but not well armed troops, especially the cavalry...

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WILLIAM K. STRONG. ALS: "Wm K Strong", 2p, 7¾x9¾. Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, Near St Louis, 1861 November 12.To Edward D. Morgan, Governor of New York.In part: "I am in command of this post with about 6,000 well disciplined, but not well armed troops, especially the cavalry...they are a fine-looking body of troops...I wish to make my son Marcellus V.G. Strong one of my aids-he is a very fine & promising young man about 26 years of age & full of patriotic devotion to the country, ready and anxious to stand by the side of his father on the field of battle in maintaining our government...You will oblige me by giving this your prompt attention & please enclose the commission to me here that I may make the appointment of him to my staff at any early day...." Brigadier General William K. Strong was actively involved in raising Black troops for the State of New York. Folds, vertical fold touches "K". Light ink show through. Slight separation at horizontal fold (all intact). Overall, fine condition.

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