• 1861/06/27
  • Pierpont, Francis H.
  • His Excy. FH Pierpoint [Francis H. Pierpont] Wheeling June 27 1861. By Telegraph, from Grafton June 27 1861. Since I recognize you as the Governor of Virginia it devolves on you to appoint officers for the Regiment mustered into the US Service. The second & third Regiments are nearly formed & appointments required I suggest that elections of men be respected for company officers & that the best me you can find be selected for the field officers. The order of the president for three years volunteers does not recognize right of election, but leaves appointments of officers with Governor of the state. General [page 2] officers are appointed by the president. G. B. McClellan, Maj Genl USA 92Gr. 281 pd Genl. McClellan rec June 27 1861.
  • McClellan, George B.
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  • Grafton, (West) Virginia
  • Wheeling, (West) Virginia
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Civil War Telegram Series 1861–1865

The Pierpont Telegram Series consists mostly of telegrams received by Francis H. Pierpont between June 1861 and May 1863. The vast majority of communications concern military matters. Many messages regard the raising and outfitting of troops, and the appointment of officers.