Item Description: Frank G. Ruffin turns in his resignation to his commanding officer. He cites his failing health and other personal reasons. Ruffin owned a plantation in Virginia before the war.
Item Citation: Folder 58, in the Frank G. Ruffin Papers, #640, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richmond Feby 26 1865
Genl. J. M. St. John
Your letter of Feby 21st: in reply to mine of the 20th was recd: & would have been sooner answered but for continued indisposition.
I now have the honour to tender my resignation of the office I hold on account of failing health, & other considerations not necessary to be mentioned, as they are altogether personal to myself.
As my accounts have all been passed through the office of the C.G.S., I hope, & respectfully request that there may be no delay in the accepting of this resignation.
Renewing the occurrence of my report and regard I remain.
Your obt: servant
Frank G. Ruffin
Lt: Col. C.S.