MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. WOOL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1863 - HFSID 87116
JOHN E. WOOL Wool gives a New York reverend permission to visit Fort Monroe in 1863, the year of his retirement Autograph note signed "John E. Wool/Major General" 1 page, 5x8. "Headquarters, New York 23", 1863. To John T. Ogden, Esq.
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JOHN E. WOOL
Wool gives a New York reverend permission to visit Fort Monroe in 1863, the year of his retirement
Autograph note signed "John E. Wool/Major General" 1 page, 5x8. "Headquarters, New York 23", 1863. To John T. Ogden, Esq. In full: "Permission is granted to the Revd Dact Kennedy of Troy New York to visit Fort Monroe". JOHN E. WOOL (1784-1869) retired from the Army with over 50 years of military service. A veteran of the War of 1812, after war was declared with Mexico in May 1846, Wool organized and supervised the training of volunteers and forwarded some 12,000 troops to General Zachary Taylor. Taylor's second in command at the Battle of Buena Vista, Wool was awarded a vote of thanks and a sword of honor by Congress for his services during the war. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Wool, who had already been a Brigadier General for 20 years, headed the Department of the East. In the early days of the war, Wool and his forces secured Fort Monroe, Virginia, which became the supply depot for General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. In May 1862, he and his troops assumed command of the Norfolk shipyards, which had been abandoned by the Confederates. After retiring in 1863 as the Army's fourth-ranking general, Wool spent his remaining years in Troy, New York. Lightly toned and stained. Right and left edges lightly torn. Note has been folded in half vertically and twice horizontally. Worn and torn along folds. Otherwise in fine condition.
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