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Leigh, Charles C. (d. 1895) to Horace James

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08895.03 Author/Creator: Leigh, Charles C. (d. 1895) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 April 1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.8 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Leigh writes from the National Freedmen's Relief Association to Reverend James. Introduces the bearer of this note, William Hughes, Esq., (spelled Hughs) as "a gentleman worthy your confidence & kind regards." Writes that Hughs is traveling south to recover the body of a deceased friend (possibly Captain James Ingersoll Grafton). James dockets on verso 8 May 1865 from New Bern, North Carolina, instructing Colonel Boyd to assist Hughs. Written on National Freedmen's Relief Association stationery.

Background Information: Leigh was active in New York politics and societies throughout his life, participating in the Old Brooklynites and Anti-dramshop party, among others. James, an army chaplain from Massachusetts, was appointed ...to oversee the establishment of a freedmen's colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, during the Civil War.See More

People: Leigh, Charles C., -1895
James, Horace, 1818-1875
Grafton, James Ingersoll, d. 1865
Hughes, William, fl. 1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesDeathChildren and FamilyUnion GeneralFreemenLetter of Introduction or Recommendation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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