First is 1p, Head Quarters 2nd Corps / Hospital July 28, 1863. Addressee not stated, signed Justin Dwinelle, Surgeon in Charge. Letter states that a Dr. Bradford has been a surgeon in the corps hospital for the past 15 days and cheerfully acknowledges his service. The hospital was located at the Jacob Schwartz Farm just outside Gettysburg. It would appear that Dr. Bradford stayed in Gettysburg after the battle three weeks (or so) previous to this and helped care for the wounded until they could be moved. This letter was his "pass" to prove he was not AWOL. Dr. Dwinelle served as Surgeon of the 106th Pennsylvania Infantry from September 11, 1861 to September 10, 1864.
Second letter is dated Sept. 10, 1861, Canadice (NY). It bears the mark of Patrick Brogan, giving consent for his son, James Brogan, to enlist in the US Army for a three-year term. The Father's only condition is that his son have $3 per month sent home to his family.
Both in good condition. Ink on first is a bit light, but readable.
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