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1862-10-22 Colonel Charles Roberts writes to Governor Washburn regarding promotions (F026-I016-P002.pdf)

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be an injury to the Service. I have now rank & file about three hundred and twenty men with all my convalescents when returned [inserted] furloughs [?] five hundred [unreadable] priority to make me complete I shall want (in the vicinity) of four hundred and sixty recruits. My rgt has just been [unreadable] by Col [?] chief of Party Staff and pronounced to be one of the best in the Division, particularly in the [unreadable] of their armies DC. This to me [?] as yourself is not bad to take. Maine rgts I am proud to say [?] [?] everywhere but I am very sorry that the old ones could not have been [not sure of this whole line] the rebellion is not as yet ended and there are still more fish [?] remaining in the [unreadable] In Haste I remain very respectfully To Hon Israel Washburn [?] [line drawn here] Your obt Servant Charles W. Roberts Col [unreadable] 2nd Maine

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