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Letter signed S.K Hall, Post Adjutant, Head Quarters 7th Cavalry M.S.M., Syracuse, Mo., to Colonel Robert White, Clerk of Land Court, St. Louis, June 9, 1862

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Identifier: D06766

Title: Letter signed S.K Hall, Post Adjutant, Head Quarters 7th Cavalry M.S.M., Syracuse, Mo., to Colonel Robert White, Clerk of Land Court, St. Louis, June 9, 1862

Description: Regarding payment of men in White’s regiment.

Transcription: Head Quarters 7th Cavlry M.S.M.[Missouri State Militia]

Syracuse June 9 1862

Dear Colonel. —

I recd my commission as 1st Lieut regmtl Adjutant of this regiment on the 1st of May and was ordered to report for duty at once. to Col Philips then in Pettis Co. I have a moments. time to write you and improve it to enquire after your health for I am extremely anxious to hear from you. There are several men in this regiment who were with you at Lexington. One, a very harty fellow whom we value very much August E Taylor 2d Sergt Co “F” 7th Cavly M.S.M.[Missouri State Militia] was a member of Capt Ridgel’s Co D (“Shanghi Co”) from Ray Co. — He says you will remember him as brother of the Taylor whom you had one time prisoner on the White Cloud. —

This Mr. Taylor Augustus E. Co “D” 14th Reg. Is anxious to learn what measures if any have been taken to secure pay for the company or any of your regiment. All I wish to know of you in regard to his case

or any other similar one that may hereafter be presented is. —

Have you sent in a List of the names of the men in your regiment. Or rather. — Are the company muster rolls on file in the adjutant Genl’s office. — If not Send those that you now have in your possion[possession?] in to Genl Retchum and then the mens names are on record whether in proper form or not it is better than not have them there at all. —

I have a plan to suggest which I think might be adopted by the govrmt

By which Soldurs who have never been paid for service heretofore renderd in the regiments. But whose names are on muster rolls and on file in the Adjt Genl’s office. Can an application to the Inspector Genl at St. Louis be mustered to include the period served in any former service & paid on their present company Muster and Pay roll. — the only difficult[t]y in the way is to properly establish their identity. — and this can be in a measure overcome by the certificates of commanding officers. —

Hoping to hear from you soon I remain very respectfully

Your friend

S. K. Hall[Samuel K. Hall]

Post Adjutant

Syracuse Mo

Col Robert White

Clk of Land Court

St Louis

[written upside down on third page of letter]

Threee companies of Col J M Richardsons[Colonel James M. Richardson] were surprised by a large force of rebels and Indians under Rains & coffee last week at Vernon[Mount Vernon] Lawrence Co — the companies badly cut up and the Col killed. — The rebels hate the State Militia and manifested it by hanging several of their prisoners on the Spot. — Col Brown is takeing active measures to retaliate, with a force from Springfield — the news is suppressed.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1862-06-09

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Hall, S. K.

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Pay, allowances, etc.


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