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MAJOR GENERAL LYSANDER CUTLER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/05/1864 - HFSID 174693

LYSANDER CUTLER. ALS: "Very Respectfully/L. Cutler", 1p, 5x8 lined sheet. Jackson, Michigan, 1864 December 5. To Brigadier General M. R. Patrick. Begins: "Dear Sir". In full: "I hear by the rumors in the papers that you are to have another command.

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Condition: lightly creased, slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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LYSANDER CUTLER. ALS: "Very Respectfully/L. Cutler", 1p, 5x8 lined sheet. Jackson, Michigan, 1864 December 5. To Brigadier General M. R. Patrick. Begins: "Dear Sir". In full: "I hear by the rumors in the papers that you are to have another command. Who is to succed (sic) you? Could I stand any chance for it? Or are there too many applicants, who are more in favor? Please drop me a line. I would like it. Still I don't care to ask & be refused." LYSANDER CUTLER (1807-1866), a former surveyor, teacher, businessman, Maine state senator and militia Colonel (Aroostook Indian Wars, 1838-1839), was 53 years of age when he became Colonel of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry in July 1861. The unit saw action at Second Bull Run before Cutler was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers in November 1862. As head of the Army of the Potomac's 1st Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade, which consisted of the 6th Wisconsin, the 7th Indiana, the 56th Pennsylvania and the 76th, 95th and 147th New York, Cutler, who had engaged in battle in Fredericksburg, saw action at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and then commanded the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, V Corps at Wilderness. Brevetted Major General, U.S. Volunteers on August 19 1864, Cutler resigned from the Army in June 1865 due to poor health. He died the following year. MARSENA R. PATRICK (1811-1888), a veteran of the Mexican War, became Inspector General of the New York militia at the onset of the American Civil War. In March 1862, he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers and served under General Irwin McDowell in the Shenandoah Valley. Patrick then commanded the 3rd Brigade in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. He was named Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac in October 1862. There is no record of Patrick leaving this post, which is likely the one to which Cutler refers in his letter. In fact, the scope of the position was expanded to include the armies acting against Richmond and later, after Lee's surrender, the Department of Virginia. Patrick, like Cutler, resigned from the Army in June 1865. He died in Dayton, Ohio, where he had overseen the central branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers since 1880. Docketed (unknown hand) on verso. Lightly creased with folds (not at signature). Slightly soiled. Light water stain at upper right blank corner of verso. Overall, fine condition.

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