Stone Collection: Volume 9 - Item 8
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8. David Hunter, Report of the Military Services of Gen. David Hunter, U.S.A., during the War of the Rebellion, Made to the U.S. War Department, 1873, 2nd ed. (New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1892). (52 p.)
Autobiographical report covering the military career of David Hunter during the Civil War. In 1872, the Adjutant General’s Office requested reports of war-time service from many former general in the Union army. Today, they can be read on microfilm in the National Archives. This report is one of few to be published. A facsimile of a handwritten letter from Abraham Lincoln to Hunter dated April 1, 1863, in which the President remarks on a recent excursion by black soldiers to Jacksonville, Florida, is tipped in behind the front cover.