Inquiry about soldier's promotion, Augusta, 1864

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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 records
  • Object Type: Text

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