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Henry Staples Transcript Regarding Frank Haskell
Camp Before Richmond, Va.
It is my duty as well as pleasure to inform your Excellency of the heroic and manly conduct of Sergeant Major Frank W. Haskell of my regiment during the engagement of the 1st instant. He was in advance of the line during the whole time constantly cheering on the men. For his gallant and meritorious conduct on this occasion he has won the praise and admiration of the entire regiment. Where all did their duty, it is difficult to single out but so much has been said concerning Young Haskell that I have determined to inform Your Excellency of the fact. He richly deserves a commission and I take pleasure in commending him to your favorable consideration.
I have the honor to be
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