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John D. Myrick Transcript

Petersburg Va.
May 23, 1865

Gen’l Hodsdon,

Dear Sir,

At the suggestion of Lt. Col. Cilley I write to inquire if we rightly understand the resolve appropriating $2000 Standards & Flags for Maine reg’ts & batteries.

I remember somewhere reading of such a resolve & Col. Cilley has written the Gov. concerning it, but as yet rec’d no reply. He is very desirous, as we all are, that a suitable standard be presented to the reg’t, inscribed with the names of our 30 engagements, together with additional five of the last glorious campaign, viz. – Five Forks, Sailors Creek, Jetersville, Farmville & Appomattox C. House.

Our present standard is too small for any inscriptions, besides being well worn and battered.

Will any steps be taken by the State in the matter?

I have the honor to be your ob’t Serv’t
Jno. D. Myrick
Capt. 1st Maine Cav.