MEDAL OF HONOR NOTIFICATION LETTER—MAJOR JOHN MILTON DEANE, 29TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY

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Dated “Records and Pension Office, War Department / Washington City / March 8th 1895.” Addressed to “Major John M. Deane.”  Signed by “W.F. Ainsworth / Chief Record and Pension Office, Colonel, U.S. Army.  One page in ink on lined paper, 7.75” x 10.25. Exhibits fold-marks, else VG. Plus, one page, type-written duplicate. Exhibits fold-marks and fading script. Else VG.

Text: “I have the honor to inform you that, by direction of the President and in accordance with the act of Congress approved March 3, 1863, providing for the presentation of medals of honor to such officers, non-commissioned officers and privates as have most distinguished themselves in action, the Assistant Secretary of War has awarded you a medal of honor “for most distinguished gallantry in action at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865, in serving with other volunteers, a previously silenced and abandoned gun, mounted in barbette, at Fort Haskell, being exposed to a galling fire from the enemy’s sharpshooters.”

The medal has been forwarded to you today by registered mail. Upon the receipt of it please advise this office thereof.”

Solid medal of honor-correspondence collectible. [JP]  [ph:L]

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