Rutherford County Tennessee
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A Letter of Recommendation for a Soon to Depart Soul
~ 1863 ~
Copyright © 1999, Frederick Smoot. All Rights Reserved.

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Camp near Murfreesboro March 4th, 1863.

Genl Stanley,
Chief of Cavl

I take pleasure in stating that A. T. Julian was commissioned 2nd Lt on the 26th of July, Commissioned Capt the 11th of Nov and that he has been constantly on duty ever Since he entered the Service. He is a good Solider, an obedient & efficient officer, in fact, there is no man in my opinion, that has done more hard service or exposed, always ready to march at a moments notice!

Your Obt Servant
Signed: W. B. Stokes
Col. Comng. 1st Mdle Tenn Cavalry

This letter was written by Col. (later Brig. General) W.B Stokes, and sent to General Stanley, Chief of Cavalry, as a recommendation for a Captain A.T Julian, of the 5th (also called 1st Middle Tenn. Cavalry) Tennessee Cavalry.

Colonel Stokes, praises Capt. A. T. Julian. Two weeks later to the day, 18 March 1863, Captain, Armine T. Julian, is killed in action at Hillsboro, Coffee County, Tennessee.

Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 1, p 329.

Army Register of The Volunteer Force, Vol. IV, p 1179.

From the Collection of Fred Smoot
Provenance: Fred Jolly, 1999

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