Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Correspondance to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. CANBY from E. A. HITCHCOCK

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 1865.

Maj. Gen. E. R. S. CANBY, Commanding, New Orleans, La.:

GENERAL: I respectfully ask your attention to the following statement: When the expedition to Sabine river (set on foot by General Banks) was defeated there were captured, of the Forty-second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, two colored boys, as I suppose, nearly grown, who were subsequently sold into slavery at Houston, Tex. Their names are Charles Fairfax Revaleon and Charles Gerrish Amos.

I beg to urge that every possible effort may be made to discover the whereabouts of these boys with a view to their recovery and their safe return to Boston, where they belong.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Major-General of Vols., Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Correspondence | Tags: E. R. S. CANBY , E. A. HITCHCOCK , Sabine River , General Banks , 42nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers , Charles Fairfax Revaleon , Charles Gerrish Amos , Washington
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