|NaN.||Thomas West Sherman ( 1813-79), brigadier general of U.S. volunteers, had occupied Port Royal, S.C., in November. DAB, 17:92.|
|NaN.||Hiram Barney. Edward L. Pierce to Chase, Dec. 29, 1861 (above).|
Letterpress copy of autograph letter. Chase Papers, Mss. qC487, ser. 2, letter 72, Cincinnati Historical Society (micro 18:0891).
My dear Colonel,
The Cotton which was shipped by the Qr. Mr.1 to New York & Philadelphia will be disposed of under direction of the Qr. Mr. General.2 That which you ship will be consigned to Hiram Barney Collector at New York who will take care of its disposition / I am solicitous that the connexion of this Department with the business may be marked by the utmost efficiency, economy & practical benefit to all concerned.
After much reflection and in view of his rare judgment, integrity, and practical experience with the contrabands at Fortress Monroe I have thought it best to send Mr. Pierce of Boston to you, to aid in the organization and in proper provision for the laborers.3 Mr. Pierce is a young gentleman, who has already attained a professional & social position of deserved distinction. At the first summons of the Presidents proclamation in April4 he enlisted as a private & served three months at Fortress Monroe. After the expiration of his term he declined all offers of commission & returned to his profession; which he now only leaves for the sake of doing some substantial good. If I do not mistake