Pass from General Winfield Scott Allowing Rev. D. Motzer and Wife to Minister to the Troops Following the Battle of Bull Run – PLUS A FINE BRADY CDV OF GENERAL SCOTT!
This note is signed by both General Winfield Scott and also by his Asst. Adjt. Gen. E. D. Townsend. It is headed, “Head Quarters of the Army, Washington, 10th 1861”. “Rev. D. Motzer & Mrs. Motzer will be permitted to visit the camps on both sides of the Potomac.” Rev. D. Motzer and his wife were from Darnestown, MD. where they served in the Presbyterian church there. It was not uncommon for many of the clergy to come see if they could be of service after the Union debacle at Bull Run.

Winfield Scott is significant as he was the first General to lead the Union Army. Townsend would go on to be Breveted Major General. While the heading does not give the month a pencil note at the bottom identifies it as being August. The CDV of Scott shows him in his dress uniform (a leftover from the Mexican War). There is an early “Brady, Washington” imprint at the bottom. A nice frameable pair.

#L705 - Price $195