N. Charles St. cor. _____
Baltimore, Feb. 16, 1864
Capt. C. McClure
Your letter relating to the proposed Corps monument has been read. The family feel the necessity of marking the spot upon which the Genl. fell & since you have so delicately referred the matter to them for discussion, would prefer the Corps to erect the monument on that spot, rendered sacred by reason of his death & where they so bravely confronted the rebels for the last time under his command. When at Gettysburg in Nov. we were unable to ascertain its precise location but that it will be identified, there can be no doubt. Orderly Veil being very decided in his recollections of it, & all its surroundings.
The brevity of the proposed inscription is also most gratifying. One of the family has suggested the inscription on the monument to [“Hoche”?] as a model. The thoughtful kindness & delicacy that have characterized all the proceedings of the Corps in this matter furnish the apology for this suggestion.
Hoping you will express to the committee our high appreciation of all their arrangements. I remain,