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Holman Melcher certificate of condition of equipment, Virginia, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Capt. Holman Melcher of Co. F of the 20th Maine Volunteers wrote and signed a sworn statement that a batten and snare drum heads that he returned were "worn out in the Public Service - by use in the Drum Corps of the 20th Regt. Maine Volunteers."

When the items were returned, Melcher was a 1st lieutenant and acting adjutant of Co. F and wrote that the regiment was in "active operations" and he could not then fill out the proper paperwork.

The document appears to be a draft of the one he sent to headquarters.

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  • Title: Holman Melcher certificate of condition of equipment, Virginia, 1865
  • Creator: Melcher, Holman S.
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.3 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1964, Misc. Box 94/14
  • Collection: Holman Melcher papers
  • Object Type: Text

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