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Manuscript Document signed by Frank Choate, 1st Pa. Lt. Artillery. Choate would later serve as captain in the US Colored Troops. The document is 1pp., Headquarters 1st Pa. Lt. Artillery, Ft. Yorktown Va., May 18, 1863. In large part, “I am directed by the Regimental Commander, to request that you will please forward to these “Head Quarters: the return of Battery “F” for the month of April. Pa. 428 Army Regulations, requires Captains to make monthly returns of their companies to Regimental Head Quarters, and Commanders to Regiment to make monthly returns to the Adjutant Generals Office, the latter cannot be made out unless the former are regularly furnished, and the Regimental Commander hopes that in future all the retunes and reports required by the Army Regulations to be sent to Regimental Head Quarters, will be promptly forwarded in order that the Regimental returns and reports may be regularly completed and the records of the regiment correctly compiled. ...”

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1st PA. Light Artillery at Yorktown, VA.

Estimate $50 - $100Oct 7, 2017