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[Civil War]. Eisenlord, [Alonzo] M.F.
[Manuscript Document] Civil War Surgeon Chronicles New York Officers' Plot Against Him; Requests Back Pay. In Thirteen Letters
[Washington D.C], 1863. Single stitch along top margin. Very good, faint soiling, closed tears along folds.. [10] pp. on 5 sheets. 8 x 12.5 inches. Retained record (copy 3) of a series of letters with commentary, penned by Alonzo M.F. Eisenlord, Surgeon for the 7th Regiment of the New York Volunteers, making the case for his payment for services, which he had not received for some months. He argues that there was a conspiracy within his infantry, to get him deposed because of his refusal to supply his fellow officers with liquor from company stores, and submits evidence and articles to support his claim. The account opens with one letter to Adjutant General, Lorenzo Thomas, with the remaining letters to Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton and Secretary of State, William Seward. They are quite detailed in describing his career, his record, and his grievances. "Some officers of my Regt. exhibited great prejudice against me, and wished for my removal by a man by the name of Bruninhausen, who came to camp but was subsequently removed, his appointment being illegal. Again persons continued to carry out their prejudices, preferred a charge & pretended to commit me & I was dismissed by Court Martial (for what I never was guilty on the 27th Sept. 1861). Knowing my cause to be right I appealed to the President who commended me to the Adjt Genl & to Lieut Genl Scott, who finally overruled the Verdict of Court-Martial as frivolous and vexatious in the extreme & my Commission continued valid.... My only offense being that I refused to give them [officers of his regiment] spirituous l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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