To Surgeon of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, imprinted form, filled out in ink.
Department Of The Gulf, United States Military Telegraph Office, Feby. 3, 1864. By Telegraph from New Orleans. Surgeon R.H. Alexander is sending a positive response to Surgeon John Cooper. Light age toning and wear. Scarce Civil War surgeon to surgeon military telegram.
John Cooper, the recipient of this telegram, served as Surgeon of the 2nd Louisiana Cavalry, 1863-64.
The sender, Richard H. Alexander, was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, December 2, 1853; Major & Surgeon, June 11, 1862; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Surgeon, March 13, 1865; Lieutenant Colonel & Surgeon, December 7, 1884; died March 29, 1889.