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Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano) (1831-1894) to Edwin M. Stanton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01504.02.03 Author/Creator: Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano) (1831-1894) Place Written: Lexington, Kentucky Type: Typed letter Date: 28 February 1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 15.8 x 20.2 cm.

Typed and signed as a true copy by Albert L. Mills as First Lieutenant and Adjutant First Cavalry. General Burbridge recommends that Stanton, Secretary of War, promote Captain James S. Brisbin to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel for his meritorious service at the Battle of Marion, Virginia. Declares that Brisbin's charge of the enemy aided in restoring "the wavering fortunes of the day." These typewritten copies date to circa 1887-1891 based on Mill's rank and assignment at the time.

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