Friday, July 5, 2013

Dying for Freedom

The online information available on the above document only states that it was created by the Department of Tennessee, Post of Chattanooga. The brief and straightforward memo reads:

Freedman's Hospital
Dec 30th 1864

I have the honor to request interment of the bodies of Scipio Brown, Loyd Sands, Harriett Williams, Arthur Jackson and Angelina Hall, Contrabands, who died at this Hospital.
Length six (6) feet
Very Respectfully
Your obt servt
A. R. Abbott
A. A. Surg U.S.A.
in Charge

Capt. Jas. W. Moore
A. Q. M. U. S. A.

Courtesy of the National Archives

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