1864 letter from Louisiana "Blood Hound Scout" Thomas H. Hall to Colonel Willard Slocum, of the 120th Ohio Infantry.
Great content as Hall is looking for continued employment with Slocum as a scout.
"Morganza Nov. 21st, 1864
If you are on the Staff or if you are Provost Marshal where you are going you will please use all your exertions to have an appointment made in such a manner to have me brought in to your employment so I can be of service to the U. S. Government. I am anxious to help the Stars & Stripes as I have heretofore been doing. I desire to do it but try to give me a situation that will reward me for my services as I have not yet received a cent for services rendered for scouting and here I remain in danger of being captured by the Rebels every moment as you know it is my earnest desire to follow you and Genl Lawler
Very respectfully your
Thomas H Hall
PS you will write & let me know the state of affairs were you stop. Blood Hound Scout"
One page ALS, minor fold splits (repaired) and wear as shown in the scan.
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Residence was not listed; 39 years old.
Enlisted on 6/1/1861 as a Captain.
On 6/1/1861 he was commissioned into "G" Co. OH 23rd Infantry
He Resigned on 7/18/1861
On 10/17/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 120th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 11/27/1864
* 1st Lieut 8/25/1862 (1st Lieut & Adjutant as of 120th OH Inf)
* Major 2/18/1863
* Lt Colonel 9/8/1863
* Brig-General 2/13/1865 by Brevet
born 4/8/1820 in Ashland, OH
died 9/23/1894 in Ashland, OH