AUGUST 1865 CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED TO BREVET BRIG. GENL ISAAC DYER, 15TH MAINE INFANTRY

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Dated “All Saints Georgetown Dist. So. Car. Aug’st 11th 1865”. From “A. Hasell, M.D. / Curator of Clubhouse /Waccamaw”—with endorsements. 3 pp. in ink on lined paper, 5” x 8. Exhibits fold-marks, else VG.

Text: “I beg respectfully to direct your attention, to depredations committed at our Clubhouse on Waccamaw, by U.S. troops from Plantersville. The billiard which had been much injured by negroes has been completely demolished by said troops, and appropriated for bedsteads in said Club House. Such lawless acts I feel assured, dear Sir, are in direct violation of your orders, and actuated by motives to prevent further depredations, a sense of duty to yourself, who is the custodian of the honor of the command in this vicinity. I have taken the liberty to represent matters as they are for your considerations / A. Hassel M.D. /Curator Clubhouse / Waccamaw”

Endorsement 1—“HdQrs Sub district / Georgetown, SC, Aug. 18 / Referred to the Comdg. Officer of Co. B, 15th ME, who will investigate the subject / by order of Col. Dyer”

Endorsement 2—“Hd Qrs. Co. “B”, 15th Me Vols. / Aug. 19th 1865. Col’l: Some of my men I sent to the seashore for there health. While they were there Mr. Checker and myself stayed with them over night. Mr. Luther told me the Billiard table was broken two years as bad as it is now by there own niggers / J. E. Seathorn / 2nd Lieut. Comanding”

A resident of Skowegan, ME, 42 year-old Captain Isaac Dyer was placed in command of the 15th Maine in August 1862 and received his appointment to replace Colonel Worder in September--his appointment to Lt. Colonel (and eventually Colonel) being made official, Dec. 12, 1862. He then commanded the unit through the remainder of the war, and received a Brigadier’s Brevet for meritorious service, March 13, 1865. Resigning from service, Sept. 13, 1865, he returned to Skowegan and was buried there in 1913, at age 92.

Solid Collectible. An interesting morsel of South Carolina reconstruction-era duty performed by the excellent 15th Maine Volunteers.  [JP] [ph:L]

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