[Letter from John H. Caldwell, February 21, 1863]

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John Caldwell has obtained leave of absence for sixty days. The reason for the leave of absence was because they would not let him retire and gave him the absence only if officers could be found to run his command. He wanted his captain to take command but the department would not allow it. Even if he had been granted retirement, it would have ended the same with a temporary command. He was able to acquiesced Dr. Col. Cunningham, a West Point graduate and a gentlemen to take the temporary command.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Caldwell, John H. February 21, 1863.

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John Caldwell has obtained leave of absence for sixty days. The reason for the leave of absence was because they would not let him retire and gave him the absence only if officers could be found to run his command. He wanted his captain to take command but the department would not allow it. Even if he had been granted retirement, it would have ended the same with a temporary command. He was able to acquiesced Dr. Col. Cunningham, a West Point graduate and a gentlemen to take the temporary command.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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  • February 21, 1863

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Caldwell, John H. [Letter from John H. Caldwell, February 21, 1863], letter, February 21, 1863; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth186601/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.