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Collection Reference Number GLC02457.07
From Archive Folder Civil War generals who sided against their birth states 
Title Joseph Rosewell Hawley to Jacob Eaton about the choice of a chaplain
Date March 25, 1864
Author Hawley, Joseph Rosewell (1826-1905)  
Recipient Eaton, Jacob  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Seventh Connecticut Infantry Colonel Joseph R. Hawley (Hawley's Brigade) writes to Rev. Jacob Eaton, West Meriden, Connecticut, to tell him that, given the choice for chaplain between him and Rev. Mr. Holmes, and knowing nothing of either of them, the regiment had chosen Holmes. Holmes has gone off with the cavalry, thus is not able to be called. Eaton should come as quickly as he can.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Religion  Union Forces  Union General  Cavalry  Recruitment  
People Hawley, Joseph R (Joseph Roswell) (1826-1905)  
Place written Jacksonville, Florida
Theme The American Civil War; Religion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Comrade