Letter (1864) from appealing for Governor Zebulon B. Vance's aid in acquiring a winter coat during the Civil War. Also includes unprocessed materials.
Alfred Moore Scales (1827-1892) attended the University of North Carolina and afterward practiced law in Madison, N.C. For two years he was a Democratic Representative in Congress and was a presidential elector for Breckinridge and Lane. In 1861, he became a captain of the Thirteenth Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers; and in 1862, he was promoted to Brigadier General and given command of a Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, where he remained until the surrender at Appomatox in 1865. After the war, he served in the House of Commons, was again elected to Congress, and in 1884 was elected Governor of North Carolina. Zebulon B. Vance (1830-1894) was elected war governor in 1862, a post he held until the end of the conflict. In 1876, he was again elected governor and later served as United States Senator. He remained in this latter post until his death.
In a letter, dated October 19, 1864, Brigadier General Scales appeals at length for Governor Vance's assistance in obtaining cloth for an overcoat for the approaching winter. He notes that previous attempts to obtain an overcoat from the state have failed and he hopes that the governor will intercede in his behalf. Governor Vance's affirmative reply was noted on the Scales' letter.
Scales's letter transferred from J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Loaned for copying by Kate Lepine
Loaned for copying A. H. Scales
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