Arthur, but was told that all positions would be filled by competitive examination... Tracy [likely Benjamin Tracy, then a US District Attorney and influential Brooklyn Republican] also says... He cannot do anything, " though "he and other friends have procured me a position as Inspector on the Brooklyn Water Board which pays nearly my expenses...From General Porter, as it was expected, I did not hear. Your kind letters gave me so much encouragement that I for quite a time felt loath to tell you, if the failures of that plan, & then I waited and waited, hoping to be able to tell you the end of the matter... Gladly would I have told you of success for your sake almost as much as mine... I hope that before many weeks I may be able to tell you, of relief from my present fix. Phisterer closes the letter by repeating his thanks for Townsend's "many kind words and help, " and signs off, Truly & respectfully yours, Fred Phisterer. The information was credited with saving a battalion of regular troops from capture or annihilation. Later in life, Phisterer compiled the 6 volume New York in the War of the Rebellion. Phisterer served as Townsend's Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion in Stones River/Murfreesboro. Written on all four pages of a single sheet of ruled writing paper. Unfolded, the paper measures approximately 8.13" x 10.25".
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