U.S. Sanitary Commission, Morris Island, S.C.
Two-line ms. endorsement on yellow cover addressed to Charles J. Hoadly, State Librarian at Hartford Conn., 3c Rose (65) tied by target and "Port Royal S.C. Sep. 14" (1863) double-circle datestamp, backflap missing and minor opening tears; two enclosures from Hoadly's brother, James, who together with Dr. M. M. Marsh provided aid to Federal troops on Morris Island in Charleston harbor, an important military objective that fell to Union forces only days before this letter was mailed; enclosed is a printed General Orders No. 73 from Brig. Gen. Gillmore, datelined "Department of the South, Headquarters in the Field, Morris Island, S.C., Sept. 9th, 1863" and signed by Capt. Israel Sealy, expressing gratitude and indebtedness to the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Dr. M. M. Marsh for their efforts, with this notice is a letter in which James states: "You can see by the enclosed General Order how our efforts are appreciated here, it is the first time that a Genl. Order has been issued to this effect."
Very Fine, a rare and unusual Sanitary Commission field office usage, ex kantor
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