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Washington, DC, 1898. One page typed letter, signed by Nelson Miles on a piece of paper 8" x 8" with the letterhead of the Headquarters of the Army. Above letterhead is a handwritten line saying that it's from Nelson Miles. One vertical and two horizontal creases. lower 6" backed with another piece of paper. Dates September 12, 1898, it reads "[recipient and address], My dear Sir, In reply to your letter of August 20th, I regret to say that I see no way your brother, Captain [name], of the 1st Georgia Regiment Volunteers can be transferred to the regular military establishment under the present existing laws. He can only enter the military service by entering the lowest grade of 2d Lieutenant either by promotion from the ranks of appointment from civil life. These appointments are made after the cadets fro, the Military Academy are assigned. In the event of a re-organization of the Army some opportunity ay occur for the transfer which you desire, but it is impossible to know at the present time what will be done, or to form any idea as to what course to pursue in such an event. Very truly yours, Nelson A Miles". Shelved DI autograph folder 1. Dupont.
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