Title: Anderson, J. Patton to General Israel Vodges – Jun. 5, 1865 – Monticello, FL
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Title: Anderson, J. Patton to General Israel Vodges – Jun. 5, 1865 – Monticello, FL
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Creator: Anderson, J. Patton
Publication Date: 1865
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Florida -- Monticello
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America
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Monticello, Fla. June 5th, 1865

Patton Anderson
Paroled prisoner and Maj. Gen. in late C.S.A.
Requests safe conduct to Albermarle County, Va., reasons given

June 11, 1865
Respectfully forwarded for the action of the Major General Comdg. The Department-
approved, the applicant to defray the expenses of transportation
I Vogdes
Brig. Gen. Vols.

June 15 1865
Genl. Vogdes' endorsement on the written application is approved
L.A. Gilmore [?]

Monticello, Fla. June 5th, 1865

The exposure and fatigue incident to army life, have much impaired my health.
My family, consisting of a wife and four small children, have [has] also suffered from the
debilitating influences of more than half a dozen summers in Florida. We are all in much
need of a more bracing climate; with a view of obtaining which I had sold my home in
Fla. shortly before the war broke out, and have been compelled to rent a house ever since.
To carry out my intentions entertained before the war, strengthened by the experience of
four more years spent in this latitude, I desire to visit Albemarle County Virginia, where
a brother-in-law resides and who, when I last heard from him was anxious I should
remove to that region, and who tendered assistance and advice in regard to my permanent
settlement there. The object of my visit to Virginia is solely for the purpose obtaining a
home for myself and family more congenial to health and more suitable to our altered
condition. Unwilling to undertake the trip without the consent of the military authorities
first being obtained, let it might be regarded as a violation of my parole, I would
respectfully request that at your earliest convenience you would grant or procure for me a
permit or Safe Conduct to travel from Monticello, Fla., to Albemarle, Virginia, either by
land or water. If required to do so, I would engage to report my presence in Va. to the
nearest military commander, upon arriving there.
This application is made in good faith, with the object stated and I doubt not it
will be considered and acted upon in a similar spirit.
I am General
Very Respectfully
Yr. obt. svt.
Patton Anderson
(Paroled prisoner and Maj. Genl. in late C.S.A.)
Brig. Genl. Israel Vogdes

Comd'g etc.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.

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