Sept. 1873 Ft. Brown Texas letter from then Lt. Henry C. Corbin. One page period ink, Corbin is writing to George Albee, a fellow officer in the 24th U. S. Infantry ("Buffalo Soldiers").
Corbin is quite unwell and goes into great detail about his ailments. He also mentions several of his fellow officers and gives Albee the most recent gossip. In fine condition, written soon before the start of the famous Red River War.
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Major General Henry C. Corbin:
He was born in Monroe Township, Clermont County, Ohio, and was teaching school and studying law when the American Civil War broke out. Corbin volunteered as a second lieutenant in the 83rd Ohio Infantry in July 1862 and transferred to the 79th Ohio Infantry the next month. In November 1863 he was commissioned a major in the 14th United States Colored Infantry. He eventually rose to be lieutenant colonel and colonel of this regiment, and participated in the Battle of Decatur and Battle of Nashville. He was mustered out in March 1866.
In May 1866 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 17th Infantry of the Regular Army. He was promoted to captain in the 38th Infantry, a Buffalo Soldier regiment, in July 1866. The 38th Infantry was consolidated with the 41st Infantry to form the 24th Infantry in November 1869.
George Emerson Albee was an officer in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars.
Albee enlisted in Company G (Wisconsin), Berdan's Sharpshooters in June 1862. After two months in the field he was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run and discharged for disability while convalescing. He later enlisted in 1863 as an artilleryman in the 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery but was discharged to accept a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry; he was later promoted to 1st lieutenant.
After the Civil War Albee served as a lieutenant in the 36th United States Colored Infantry (1866), 41st U.S. Infantry (1866–1869), 24th U.S. Infantry (1869-1878). He retired from the US Army in 1878, and later became captain of the "National Blues" Company D 2nd Regiment Connecticut National Guard in 1891. Shortly thereafter, Albee was promoted to major and Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Connecticut National Guard.