1862 CIVIL WAR HANDWRITTEN GEORGE VANDERBILT SWORD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH & MORE. 1862 CIVIL WAR 10th NY Calvary GEORGE VANDERBILT SWORD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. There are two handwritten documents here, attached to a light grey sheet of paper. The first is the acceptance speech by 2nd Lt. George Vanderbilt regarding the presentation of a sword.
Penciled at the top of the page: Speech of 2nd Lt. H, July 4th, 1862, on being presented with a sabor by them at Camp Patterson Park, Baltimore, Md.President and Gentlemen and Gentlemen of the Committee- As a token of Respect and Esteem which you bear towards me I accept this splendid Gift - this beautiful Sabor at your hands - not for its intrinsic Value - But expressing as it does your feelings toward me - I shall hold it and the - recollections it will always bring - Most Dear - And shall endeavor so to perform my duty towards you and our country that you may Never regret having placed your Confidence in me - It shall be drawn in the defence of justice and of right and may it never be sheathed till they have been maintained - That time I hope soon may come when Peace and Harmony may again be enjoyed in an undivided Union - beneath our glorious flag the Stars and Stripes. Here is a website displaying that actual sword. 50': Head Quarters Provisional Brigade Washington 23 Aug.'The following named Officers, Non-commissioned officers & men are detailed to recruit for the 10th New York Volunteer Cavalry in accordance with General Orders from the war department - No. Vanderbilt's name is second on the list'by order of Brig.
Casey & Walter West, Leuit? - and aide-de-camp''To Col. Lemmon, 10th New York Volunteers Cavalry. Still attached to this page is a half-sheet, Head Quarters 10th NY Cavalry, Camp Casey Washington Aug 25, 1862.George Vanderbilt - Sir in furtherance? Of the within orders, you will immmediately (illegible) to the State of New York and report yourself to the headquarters of Lt. Waters for duty as within directed and hold yourself Subject to to the orders of Lt.
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