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    Invalid Corps Letter April 3, 1864 Not Graded.
    The letter is sent from Cliffburn Barracks, which was one of the main hospitals and the home of what had been called the Invalid Corps. The Invalid Corps was organized in April of 1863 in a convalescent camp near Alexandria Virginia. It moved in August of 1863 to camp Anderson and finally in October of 1863 to Cliffburn Barracks in Washington D.C. The Corps. was made up of soldiers who were well enough for light duty but could not return to their units. Many were recovered amputees who were used in and around Washington DC to free up physically fit men for combat duty. Shortly before this letter was written on April 3, 1864 the name of the unit was changed to the Veteran Reserve Corps at the end of March. This is one of the earliest pieces of correspondence to use the new name. It certifies that "Private Ansel Borden" is on duty with the department and signed by the Assistant Quartermaster of the Volunteer Reserve Corps. With over one thousand beds, Cliffburn Barracks, was one of the largest hospitals in D. C. Minor folds and in perfect condition, easily read.


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