Lot 78: ALS signed "J. E. Johnston," 1 pg, 7.25 x 8, October 24, 1885. A nice letter of invitation to a J.H. Miller, that he would meet him anytime in New York or "wherever I may find myself near you". The writing and signature are bold black so contrast is fine, but bottom is trimmed off and does have dark discoloration and toning throughout. Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 - March 21, 1891) was a career U.S. Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was also one of the most senior general officers in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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