Lot 387: ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 8, Headquarters Department of the Columbia letterhead, August 29, 1874. Letter to General Beatty and Captains Myers and McCrory, in part: "I can never forget my connection with the Army of the Cumberland. With the 4th Army Corps I had the squarest, closest, most constant battling from Tunnel Hill & Buzzard Roost to Atlanta, most of the time opposite the enemy's centre & close up. You will recall it all—the losses then & since—even if our countrymen forget what the soldiers living & dead have accomplished…our children & children's children will at least have before them examples of devotion, heroism & constancy that will not fail to impress & influence them. May they be ever fearless, resisting even unto blood if need be in defense of the right. My heart is with you." In very good condition, with intersecting folds, adhesive remnants to left edge, slight soiling, tape-repaired tears to body, and erased pencil notations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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