Lot 474: Israel B. Richardson and Union Generals

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:04

Lot 474: Civil War-dated autograph endorsement, "Approved and forwarded, I. B. Richardson, Brig. Gen. Comdg. Divn.," penned on the reverse of a letter sent by Colonel Pinchney of the 66th NY Vols, one page, 7.75 x 10, May 22, 1862, in part: "Having a large number of recruits in the City of New York ready to unite with this command I respectfully ask that a requisition be issued by the General commanding this Army...to recruit this Regiment up to the number prescribed by law." Also endorsed on the reverse by Union Generals Edwin Sumner, William H. French, and Seth Williams. In fine condition. Richardson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam in 1862 and is thus rather scarce, especially in combination with these additional generals. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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