Surgeon letter on soldier resignation, New Orleans, 1862
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
James H. Thompson, surgeon of the 12th Maine Infantry, wrote to Lt. Col. William K. Kimball, regimental commander, in support of a letter of resignation of Lt. Elbridge Bolton.
Thompson wrote that Bolton, age 39 of Portland, suffered "severely from Piles" and would continue to do so in the New Orleans climate.
Thompson, of Orono, enlisted in November 1861 and served until September 1865 with the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel.
- Title: Surgeon letter on soldier resignation, New Orleans, 1862
- Creator: Thompson, James H.
- Creation Date: 1862-06-20
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: New Orleans
- State: LA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 27.5 cm x 21.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/7
- Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
Recruiting and enlistment
Military discharges--Louisiana--New Orleans
Military service, Voluntary
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865)
Wounds and injuries
War--Relief of sick and wounded
Surgeons general (Military personnel)
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