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Letter from General W. H. C. Whiting to Sect. James Seddon, September 28, 1863

Title

Letter from General W. H. C. Whiting to Sect. James Seddon, September 28, 1863

Description

General W. H. C. Whiting, the Commander of the Dept. of the Cape Fear, requests more soldiers from the Confederate Sect. of War James Seddon for the defense of Wilmington.

Creator

W. H. C. Whiting

Source

<em>The War of Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies</em>, Volume 29, Series 1, 0755. http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordview.cfm?content=/049/0755.

Date

1863-09-28

Contributor

York, Robert

Type

Document

Coverage

Wilmington, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAPE FEAR, Wilmington, September 28, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDON, Secretary of War, Richmond:

SIR: I wish you would cause, if possible, one regiment at least to be sent here. I have, as you know, but one in the whole district of infantry, and have not know the power to transfer at a moments warning as heretofore. I had intended previous to the change of command to make the transfer. This is an important matter and I beg your attention to it.

The defense of Wilmington is now a separate command, including the District of Cape Fear, this much reducing the responsiblity of the department commander, and I should think, the defense of Weldon being very properly conducted from Petersburg, so much nearer than Wilmington, that one regiment at least could be sent to me. I have not troops enough for garrison duty.

W. H. C. WHITING.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAPE FEAR, Wilimington, September 28, 1863.

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W. H. C. Whiting, Letter from General W. H. C. Whiting to Sect. James Seddon, September 28, 1863, Civil War Era NC, accessed November 19, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/738.