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A Citation for Colonel Symmington


Transcript of letter:

War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, August 23, 1862

Colonel John Symmington
U.S. Ordnance,
Pittsburgh, PA.

I have the honor to inform you that the president has approved the following finding of the Retiring Board in your case: That you are not incapacitated for active service and are capable of performing the duties of your office.

I am, Sire, Very Respectfully
Yr. Obd. Servt. (Your Obedient Servant)
E. D. Townsend
Asst.Adj. Genl.

Edward D. Townsend to Colonel John Symington, Aug. 23, 1862; Letters Received at the Allegheny Arsenal; Records of the Chief of Ordinance, RG 156; National Archives and Records Administration - Mid-Atlantic Region (Philadelphia).

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