A Guide to the Abel Smith, Jr., Letter, 1863 Smith, Abel Jr. Letter Ms1989-070

A Guide to the Abel Smith, Jr., Letter, 1863

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Collection Number Ms1989-070


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Collection Number
Abel Smith, Jr., Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Smith, Abel, Jr.

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Scope and Content

Lieutenant Colonel of the 165th New York Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. Letter, written March 20, 1863, to Captain Felix Agnus, reprimanding him for allowing a first lieutenant to hold a subordinate position to a second lieutenant during a battalion drill. Agnus later rose to the rank of Brigadier General.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865