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Newspaper writes to officer about the "discredit of your command"
Office of O. C. Memorial
Plymouth Mas. 24 1862
Capt Wm. B. Alexander

Dear Sir
There are numerous stories and rumors about sown in consequence of the omission of Co. E in the report of Col. Kurtz to Gov. Andrew.
Being most unwilling to believe any thing to the discredit of your command and thinking, is there nothing to make them from, that the good name of your company should be justified, I have taken the liberty of addressing you in relation to it and should be most happy, if it should please you, to be the means of giving any information you might furnish, to the public through the columns of the Memorial, in relation to the conduct of Co. E at the battle of Newbern. Hoping you will believe that this is done soley to justice to our Plymouth soldiers.

I remain vry truly yours
Wm G. Hollis for Memorial

Addressed on the back to:

Capt. Wm. B. Alexander
Co. E. 23 Regt.
Massachusetts Volunteers
Burnside's Expedition
Via Fortress Monroe Va.

Letter is in fine condition with minor wear. Superb content, a very unique look at the intrigue and politics that an officer had to deal with from home as well as fighting the war! Alexander was wounded twice during 1862, resigning because of his wounds in late 1862.

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