Description: In this June 14th 1864 letter from “Near Kenesaw Mountain Georgia,” nine officers and staff of 2nd Division of the 20th Corps offer their deep appreciation of Capt. John Pugh Green as he “has been called to the Army of the Potomac for duty.” From this letter we learn that Capt. Green joined the Division when “a reorganization of [their] command” annulled his original assignment to another Brigade in the Division. They write, “and though [Green] was privileged to take a respite in awaiting orders, [his] patriotism, which [they] so fully honor and appreciate brought [him] voluntarily to [their] staff to take active part in the campaign against the rebel hosts under Johnston.” They acknowledge that their “friendly feelings” for him which began during the “White Star” campaign was “firmly knit” during their companionship under General John W. Geary. They wish him well as he returns to “a brave army” and “hope when the white door of peace [should] perch upon [their] victorious banners, to congratulate each other upon this best assurance that [their] labors have not been in vain.”
The letter is signed by the following officers and staff: J.W. H. Elliott (A.A.G.), Capt. R. A. Wilbur (A.D.G), Capt. William Beale (A.C.M), Capt. James Gillette (C.S., U. S. V.), Capt. W. F. Forbes (A. A. Insp. Gen), Capt. William H. Lambert (A.D.C), Capt. Ira B. Seymour (Provo Mars), Capt. G.L. Parker (A.G.M), G. W. Chapman (Ambulance Officer), and Capt. H. H. Wilson (Ord. Ofc.)
The letter is written on three sides of a folded, 8”x10” ivory paper. It has an “O & H” embossed stamp on the left-hand corner. Item #AM00215.
Docketed in pencil on verso: “June 14/64 Letter from Division Staff conveying good wishes etc. on my reassignment to Army of Potomac”
John Pugh Green, (1839-1924) served as Captain and Assistant Adjutant General under General Kane with the Bucktails, who saw service at Antietam,   Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. In 1865, he began a career with the Pennsylvania Railroad, eventually retiring as the vice-president of the company.
Condition: File punch holes at the upper blank margin and a couple of staple marks (not affecting text). In very good condition.  
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Description: We offer a pen and ink family record for Christopher Whitaker, Parthenia Boyd Whitaker, and their nine children. The record lists Christopher and Parthenia being born in 1793 and 1794, respectively, and their children were born between 1814 and 1832. The children’s names were Abram, James, John, Charles, David, Catharine, Robert, Alida, and Nancy. In  William Philip Boyd’s book, History of the Boyd Family and Descendants the passage about Christopher Whitaker and Parthenia Boyd states that “Their entire married life was spent in Johnsburg, Warren County where all their nine children were born”.
The names, birth dates, and some death dates are artfully arranged in meticulously drawn rectangles with decorative geometric borders. John Whitaker’s birth and death dates are in separate boxes. “Henry Phillips London England” is written at the bottom of the first page and “Robt Gilchrist Mr Gilchrist Robt Gilchrist” is written at the top of the second, otherwise blank, page. The third page has what looks to be the beginnings of a calendar.
12 ¾” x 7 ¾”. Item #AM00215.
Condition: Lightly stained, some wrinkling, otherwise in very good condition.