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Jacob McClure Transcript

Rockland July 21st 1863

General Hodsdon
Dear Sir

As I am at home on a Surgeon’s Certificate, and owing to a severe wound received in the late battle at Gettysburg, I will not probably be able to enter active service again till about the last of August. My Company, as you are aware, is very small, and is still smaller since the last battle. Therefore I desire to know what prospect there will be to fill the Company up out of the drafted men.  I should like to have the privilege of selecting these new Companies and filling up the old one. Please inform me what the prospect is and oblige,

I remain your ob’t servant,
Jacob McClure

John L. Hodsdon
Adj’t General