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Reagan, John H. (1818-1905) to Daniel Ruggles

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02469.19 Author/Creator: Reagan, John H. (1818-1905) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 May 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Reagan, postmaster general of the Confederacy, informs General Ruggles that his letter of 23 April (accompanied by a letter from Ruggles's son and a sealed letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis), have arrived. Relates that he will present the letters to President Davis, and hopes Ruggles's son will receive the appointment he seeks. Notes, "The Enemy's gun boats are in eight or ten miles of this place, and have been exchanging shots with our batteries yesterday and to-day." Written on Confederate States of America, Post Office Department stationery.

People: Reagan, John H. (John Henninger)., 1818-1905
Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Confederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaGovernment and CivicsPost OfficeLetter of Introduction or RecommendationOffice SeekerChildren and FamilyUnion ForcesCivil WarMilitary HistoryPatriotic StationeryNavy

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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