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.
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
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LC Subject Headings
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
United States Sanitary Commission
Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army--Promotions
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864). Company B
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