John G. Hall Letters

John G. Hall to Jacob Evans; Request to Be Examined for Retirement

Co. “G,” 51st Regt. N. C. Troops

near Richmond, Va.

Dec. 7th 1864.

Lt. J. A. Evans,

                Lieutenant: _

Having been rendered totally unable to perform the duties of a soldier, on account of a gunshot wound rec’d in the right shoulder at Petersburg, Va, on the 17th of June, 1864, shattering the bones, and causing several pieces of them to come out, and the wound not being near healed up yet, rendering my right arm almost entirely useless. I now have the honor to apply for permission to appear before one of the Medical Examining Boards established by Law, for the purpose of availing myself of the benefit of an Act of Congress providing for an Invalid Corps.

Very respectfully yours, &c.,

John G. Hall

a Private of Co. “G,” 51st Regt. N. C. T.

Co. “G,” 51st Regt. N. C. T.,

Dec. 7th 1864.


Hall, John G., a Private


Making application to appear before one of the Medical Examining Boards for retirement.


Respectfully forwarded approved. I certify that the applicant rec’d his wound at Petersburg, Va., on the 17th June, 1864, and has been permanently disabled ever since.

J. A. Evans

        1st Lt. Comdg Co. “G,” 51st Regt. N. C. T.


Dec 7th 1864

Respectfully forwarded approved.

Jas W Lippitt

Capt Cmdg Regt


Hdqrs. Clingmans Brigade

Dec. 8th 1864

Res forwarded, approved.

Wm Devane

Lt. Col. Cmdg


Hd Qu Hoke’s Divis

Dec 8th 1864

Respy fowd appr

R F Hoke

Maj Genl


Hd Qrt Army Corps

Dec 9, 1864

Res fowd appd

For Lt Genl Longstreet

O. Latrobe



Hd. Qrs. ANV

11 Dec. 1864

Res. returned appd. The attention of the Examining Board is called to par. VII, G. O. No. 71, A & I. G. O. 1864.

If unfit for duty in this field but capable of performing duty in some department of the service, the Board will specify for what position he is best qualified. If he has heretofore been detached upon any light duty, the Board will state how and where employed, if his services are still desirable in such a position.

By order of Gen. Lee.

[illegible] AAG

[From the North Carolina Archives, Private Collections, PC.551, W. P. Hall Collection]

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