29 April 1864: “Sir: I find it impossible to do much recruiting, without the assistance of a Guard and therefore I took the liberty of stopping Prvts Sealy and Shaw.”

Item Description: Letter, dated 29 April 1864, H.W. Brantley informing Col George W. Logan about the recruiting situation and his need of a guard in Vienna, LA. He mentions the illness of two other officers as well.

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Item Citation: Folder 25, George W. Logan Paper Collection #01560, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

Vienna La

April 29th 1864

Col Geo. W. Logan,

Sir: I find it impossible to do much recruiting, without the assistance of a Guard and therefore I took the liberty of stopping Prvts Sealy and Shaw. I have four more men, and think I will get six or eight more in a few days. You may look for me by the middle of next week with ten recruits. Col. Sam Mayfield’s health is very delicate, and I would like you would let him come back home and recruit until I come to the Command. Capt. Golden is still in Mt. Lebanon unfit for duty.

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt. Srvt.

H.R. Brantley

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