Anderson, J. Patton to General Israel Vogdes – Jun. 5, 1865 – Monticello, FL

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Anderson, J. Patton to General Israel Vogdes – Jun. 5, 1865 – Monticello, FL
Anderson, James Patton, 1822-1873
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Civil War
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North America -- Florida -- Monticello
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America


James Patton Anderson writes to General Israel Vogdes, the commander of the Union military district in Florida, asking permission to travel to Virginia in preparation for moving his family to a new home in Albermarle County.
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(Transcription) Monticello Fla June 5th 1865 General, The exposure and fatigue incident to army life have much impaired my health. My family consisting of a wife and four small children have 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 of 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, lest 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 (Page 2) 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. obb. Svt. Patton Anderson (paroled prisoner and Maj Genl. In the late C. S. A.) Brig Genl. Israel Vogdes Comadg &c Jacksonville Fla

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