Friday, May 27, 2011

1861 May 27 Culpeper C House

Capt J C Porter

The undersigned has
been a resident of Missouri for
three years and at the time of
his entering your company was
on a visit to his relation in Culpeper
---at that time he t hought his health
was sufficient to enable him to
undergo the hardships incident
to a soldiers life--Experience
has convinced him that he was
mistaken and he, in order to be
released from further service
offers a substitute Mr H Parker
a stout robust man, fully able
to do any duty he may be called
on to do and fully expenenied [sic] in
all the duties of a soldier having
served in Mexico under both
Genls Taylor & Scott in their
campaigns. The undersigned
feels reluctance in making
the request above, but feels compelled

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to do so--and respectfully
asks your approval of this
his application.

Thomas H. Covington

John C. Porter
Comdt Company E.

Referred to Maj Genl Lee
Cr in Chief
Phili S G Cocke
Col Va Vol Comps
May 27 1861

Hd.Qr Va Forces
May 28 61
Let him be discharged
when he produces an
acceptable substitute
By order
R. S. Garnett
Adj. Gen.

John Crump Porter was a captain in the 7th Regt. Va. Volunteers under Col. James Lawson Kemper. Later served as Colonel 3rd Regiment Virgina Artillery, local defense troops around RichmondMSS 640

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