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Inquiry about soldier's promotion, Augusta, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Edward R. Spear wrote to Col. Elijah Walker of the 4th Maine Infantry asking him how Otis Spear (Harry's boy) was doing as a soldier. Edward wrote that, if Otis Spear were deserving, he would like a recommendation to get him a promotion.

Otis Spear enlisted in Co. B of the 4th Maine Infantry as a private on June 15, 1861. He was promoted to corporal on August 25, 1861.

He was transferred into the 19th Infantry in July 1864.

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  • Title: Inquiry about soldier's promotion, Augusta, 1864
  • Creator: Spear, Edward R.
  • Creation Date: 1864-03-10
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.8 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
  • Object Type: Text

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