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Washington, D.C.’s Military Governor Grants a Pass
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[JOHN H. MARTINDALE]. Partially Printed Document Signed by Aude-de-Camp Henry H. Lockwood, December 15, 1862, Washington, D.C. 1 p., 7¾ x 6 in.

Inventory #21264.03       Price: $300



Wm S. Green(?) To Alexandria by boat purpose of business / December fifteenth (15th) 1862

By Command of Brig Gen. Martindale

Military Governor of District of Washington:

Henry H. Lockwood/Capt & Aide-de-Camp.

Historical Background

John H. Martindale (1815-1881) was a Union brigadier general and Military Governor of Washington, D.C. from November 1862 to May 1864.

Henry H. Lockwood (1814-1899) was a brigadier general who, in December 1863, was in command of the VII Corps, Middle Department, District of the Eastern Shore, part of Washington, D.C.’s larger defense structure.

The pass holder may have been William Lloyd Garrison Green (1834-1867). Green was born in Reading, Massachusetts, and in 1856, he was a boot and shoe dealer in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He married Sarah F. Orne in October 1858, in Newburyport. In 1860, he was a reporter in Chelsea. He was a local special agent of some type in New Orleans in April 1865, when he was drafted. He served in the 2nd Louisiana Infantry. This document was obtained in a collection with two other documents: an 1862 press pass for “William Green” as a report for the Boston Journal, and an 1865 draft document for “William S. Green.” With the initials of a staunch New England abolitionist, Green may have found it more expedient to use the initial of “S,” from his father’s first name, while travelling in the South and Mid-Atlantic.

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