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1861-08-18 S.B Morrison writes to Governor Washburn to offer his services (F008-I004-P002.pdf)

I had got my quarter as did the rest of the company but that was when they [?] [?]

I was[?] [?] of a Regiment in Piscataquis in time of the Aroostook War and again at Brettons[?] mills when Elisha [?] commanded the Bear Mountain Cavalry, But in those days I was young and [?] and have men[?] I might be [?], and retreat at the sound of the enemies guns, but I am willing to try the experiment.

I am exceedingly sorry for the trouble in the 2nd Maine, though I have had reason to [?] for[?] a number of weeks In the [?] where[?] my father lives five[?] young men went into that regiment. They were first rate young men, and from accounts[?] fought[?] namely at Bulls Run.[?] Of the fire[?] one[?] was killed one wounded and now[?] two are to be sent to Tortugas[?] - [?] brothers[?]. Their father is an excellent man. Has[?] for years been one of the Selectmen of Herman

Description: S.B Morrison writes to Governor Washburn to offer his services and presents the case of the soldiers sentenced to Dry Tortugas for revolt.

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Language: English

Date: 08-18-1861

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