Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1864 Oct.17 Letter for Stephen Slane from Capt. F.C. Gibbs

One-page letter written in ink on paper from F.C. Gibbs, Capt., Commander, “L” Battery, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Headquarters, Battery L
1st Ohio Lt Artillery
Camp near Cedar Creek VA
October 17 1864

I certify on honor that the saber and belt now in possession of Stephan Slane, late Orderly Sergeant in Battery “L” 1st Ohio Lt Artillery, is his own private property, the saber having been presented to him by Lt. Wm. W, Walworth & the belt by myself.

F.C. Gibbs
Capt Comdr “L” Battery
1st Ohio Lt Artillery”

Stephen Slane wearing his saber in a mid-1860s photo.

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