26 February 1865: “I now have the honour to tender my resignation”

Item Description: Frank G. Ruffin turns in his resignation to his commanding officer. He cites his failing health and other personal reasons. Ruffin owned a plantation in Virginia before the war.


Item Citation: Folder 58, in the Frank G. Ruffin Papers, #640, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Richmond Feby 26 1865

Genl. J. M. St. John

Commissary Genl.


Your letter of Feby 21st: in reply to mine of the 20th was recd: & would have been sooner answered but for continued indisposition.

I now have the honour to tender my resignation of the office I hold on account of failing health, & other considerations not necessary to be mentioned, as they are altogether personal to myself.

As my accounts have all been passed through the office of the C.G.S., I hope, & respectfully request that there may be no delay in the accepting of this resignation.

Renewing the occurrence of my report and regard I remain.

Very Respectfully

Your obt: servant

Frank G. Ruffin

Lt: Col. C.S.


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One Response to 26 February 1865: “I now have the honour to tender my resignation”

  1. Buck Lawler says:

    The first sentence: “By for continued indisposition” should read “but for continued indisposition”.

    The third sentence: “In the accepts of this resignation” should read “in accepting this resignation”.