Appointing a Surgeon in the 8. BLENKER, LOUIS (1812-63) Union Brigadier General New York. A German immigrant, Blenker covered the Union withdrawal at First Bull Run, an invaluable service for which he was commissioned brigadier general. He led a brigade against Stonewall Jackson in the Valley Campaign and died on October 31, 1863 as a result of injuries suffered in a fall from his horse. One page, on the imprinted 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ stationery of the 1.
German Rifle Regiment, New York State Volunteers, informing the adjutant general of his appointment of a surgeon in the 8. To the Adjutant General J. D[octo]r Rudolph Welcker, who has received the unanimous approval of the examining Board has been appointed by me, Surgeon in the eight Regiment New York State Volunteers (First German Rifles) and I hereby respectfully request that his commission may be issued forthwith. Reg[imen]t N[ew] Y[ork] S[tate] Vol[unteer]s.Somewhat heavier wear and toning at two horizontal folds, clean separation at the upper having an old repair on the reverse. The item "LOUIS BLENKER, Union General 8th NY/Civil War-Date Letter Signed/Autograph 8291" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "lamag" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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