(Company C, Cole’s
Private John Sponcler: Letter for Proof of
Baltimore Md. Oct 15 1890
I would state the I am personally acquainted
with John Sponcler. He was a member of Co. C of my Battalion,
January 1st 1864, and was detailed by my order to go
with Capt. A.M. Hunter of Co. C on a scouting expedition through
Louden Co. Va. On or about January 1st 1864.
Capt. Hunter had a fight with Mosby’s Command,
Rectortown Va. In which John Sponcler was badly wounded in the
body near the hip; he having been left with the enemy for some
weeks, and he never was able to do much service after his return
on account of his wound. He was a good soldier, the bravest of the
brave; always with the advance and doing his duty nobly.
I hope the Government my reward this worthy
I certify that I have no interest in this claim
directly, or indirectly.
Henry A. Cole
Late Col. Coles Md. Cav. P.H.B.
Sworn to before the Justice of the Peace on this
18th day of October 1890
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