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Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816-1894) to James Sanks Brisbin

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01504.02.01 Author/Creator: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816-1894) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Typed letter Date: 30 June 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Typed and signed as a true copy by Albert L. Mills as First Lieutenant and Adjutant First Cavalry. Banks informs Colonel Brisbin that "while many Officers are censured or praised without sufficient reason for their services in the Red River Campaign, I am glad, that you should get just credit for what you did which was of service to the country and honorable to yourself. " These typewritten copies date to circa 1887-1891 based on Mill's rank and assignment at the time.

People: Mills, Albert L., 1854-1916.
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894.
Brisbin, James Sanks, 1837-1892.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Union General, Military History, Civil War, Cavalry

Sub Era: The American Civil War