91st PA: James H Closson testimonial

Testimonial to James H Closson

[Note: Lawrence Van Sullen has this, and kindly provided this transcription. "The original is hand-printed and in its original frame and is quite impressive as it has some hand done drawings around the border."]

At a stated meeting of the officers of the 91st Penn. Vet. Vols. held near Petersburg, Va. January 27th, 1865 the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, by the will of an all-wise and over-ruling Providence to Whose will and decree we must at every moment bow in humble resignation and submission, and as it has been His pleasure to take from our midst our dear and much beloved brother officer and agreeable companion, Captain James H. Closson, who departed this life November 22nd 1864 from wounds received on the 28th day of October, 1864, while gallantly charging the enemy’s works at Hatchers Run, Va. And whereas, during our association with him we have always found in him a true soldier, a warm friend and an agreeable companion therefore be it.

Resolved. That we deeply deplore the loss of our much esteemed friend and companion, and we ask leave to tender our warmest sympathy and condolence to his bereaved family and beloved friends.

Resolved. Although we shall see his form no more on earth, yet we feel assured that his spirit is in the land of the blessed, to share in the joys of the many patriots who have gone before, where the din of battle is unknown, and where the thunder of cannon and crash of musketry is never heard.

Resolved. That a copy of the above preamble and resolutions be forwarded to his family and also published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Press, Sunday Transcript and Sunday Dispatch.

Lieut. Col. Eli G. Sellers, Comg. Regt.
Lieut. Adam H. Murphy Acting Adj.
Lieut. John L. Graham Comdg. Co A
Capt. John S. Donnell Co. I
Lieut. John Edgar Co.G
Capt. William E. Michael Co. F
Lieut. George G. Coster Co. K
Capt. George P. Finney Co. H
Lieut. William Knapp Co. B
Capt. John C. Partenheimer Co.B
Lieut. William H. Fraley Co.H

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