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Charles Stone Transcript

H’d Qrs Signal Station, October 7,
To His Excellency Governor Washburn,

Sir,

At the Rebel Raid on Catletts Station in August, when Gen. Pope’s H’d Quarters train attacked I was unfortunate enough to lose my commissions, together with personal baggage to the amount of over one hundred & fifty dollars – (our signal train being with H’d Qrs.) Will you please have duplicate copies made out and sent to me The  first commission was dated April 29th 1861 as 2nd Lieut, Co. C, 6th Regt. The second was dated March 11th (I think) appointed 1st Lieut same Co, - 1862.

I have been detached from my Reg’t. sinceDec. 27th on duty as an “Acting Signal Officer.”  Though my new position has brought me into closer relationship with commanding officers than if in my Reg’t, I am not altogether satisfied with the change, as I am deprived of the companionship of many friends and also am away from those noble & brave men who chose me as one of their leaders.

Very respectfully, your Ob’t Servant,
Charles F. Stone, 1st Lieut 6th Maine Reg’t and Acting Signal Officer
P.S.  Please direct to me as “Acting Signal Officer” Gen. McClellan’s H’d Q’rs
Washington, D. C.