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Law, Evander McIver (1836-1920) to Colonel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02459.20 Author/Creator: Law, Evander McIver (1836-1920) Place Written: Columbia, South Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 February 1865 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 18 x 23 cm.

Writes to a Colonel whose name is unspecified the day before Union General William T. Sherman's troops destroyed much of Columbia (Law was one general in charge of evacuating the city). Requests that forces under Captain D. H. Hamilton (possibly Daniel H. Hamilton), Provost Marshal, be ordered to report to him. Further requests "that the Battalion of State Cadets be also ordered to report to me for police duty in the city." Notes that the force under his command for police duty is insufficient. Law writes from Office of the Provost Marshal.

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