War Between the States

regarding pay accounts

Mentions the funeral of President Lincoln


2 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Major Robert Hunter Chapin, 2nd U.S. Artillery, to Major J.W. Michaels, U.S.A

Camp near Sandy Hook, [Md.]
April 17th, 1865

Dear Sir,

Will you please send me a few pay accounts in time for the end of the month? We are all out & rely on you- did you receive the pay accounts for last month which I told you I had mailed & if so please destroy them. We expect to attend the funeral of the President.

Yours respy.,
Robt. Hunter Chapin
2d Artillery

[to] Major J.W. Michaels
U.S.A.

Light age toning and wear.

Robert Hunter Chapin, was 22 years old, when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 3rd New York Infantry. He resigned on October 31, 1861, and was commissioned 2nd lieutenant of the 2nd U.S. Artillery. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, May 27, 1862, for gallantry in the battle of Hanover Court House, Va.; and brevet captain, on September 17, 1862, for gallantry in the battle of Antietam; and brevet major, March 13, 1865, for good conduct, gallantry and meritorious service during the Civil War. He was discharged on July 28, 1866, and commissioned captain, 8th U.S. Cavalry. He served until May 28, 1870.

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