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Aleix, P. O. (fl. 1860) [Recommendation letter for A. Kleber]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.08 Author/Creator: Aleix, P. O. (fl. 1860) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 September 1860 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Confirms that A. Kleber served as Sergeant instructor of the 1st Company of Chasseurs a Pied de la Louisiane. Praises him as one of the best instructors of light infantry tactics. Paul J. Semmes was planning on hiring Kleber, a mercenary who served in the French Army, to train his troops. Aleix signs as 1st Lieutenant, 1st Company C. a P. [Chasseurs a Pied or Louisiana Foot Rifles].

People: Aleix, P.O., fl. 1860
Kleber, A., fl. 1860
Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaOffice SeekerInfantryImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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