A Captain from the 9th Company Maine Volunteers is being transferred by railway from Hamilton to Richmond VA on company business.
Pinhole. Small tears along edges. Folded horizontally. Paper toned along edges and fold. Creases.
6” x 8”
William H. Lambert Assistant Quartermaster
Malcolm W. Long: Residence Bangor ME; 30 years old. Enlisted on 1/19/1865 as a Captain. On 1/19/1865 he was commissioned into "9th" Co. ME Unassigned Infantry.He was Mustered Out on 9/5/1865 at Richmond, VA
Lewis Baldwin Parsons Jr. (1818 - 1907) was one of the last officers who was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers during the American Civil War. He had been in charge of rail and river transportation in the Department of Mississippi and in 1864 was placed in charge of all river and rail transport for the Union Army. Before the war, he had graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced law in Alton, Illinois. In 1854, he moved to St. Louis, where he became president of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway.
The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.