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Chaplain letter complaining about Secretary of War Stanton
One page period ink regimental chaplain's letter complaining about Secretary of War Stanton! The letter reads as follows:

"Mrs Alexander
I am very sorry to say that Sec. Stanton of the War department has refused me passes, on the grounds of "Anticipated movement of troops."
We are all very much disappointed, but we must bear up under this as we have other and similar earthly ills-
Yrs Vry truly
JB Clark
Chaplain
23d M.V.

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Aug 9, 1862."

Written by Chaplain Jonas B. Clark of the 23rd Mass Infantry. In fine condition with wear as shown in the scan.

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Jonas Bowen Clarke Residence Swampscott MA; a 45 year-old Clergyman. Enlisted on 9/18/1861 at Swampscott, MA as a Chaplain. On 9/28/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MA 23rd Infantry He Resigned on 8/19/1863 at New Berne, NC Other Information: born in Maine Member of GAR Post # 7 (Charles Russell Lowell) in Boston, MA died 2/28/1894

After the War he lived in South Boston, MA