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    [Civil War]. Joseph E. Johnston Autograph Letter Signed "J.E. Johnston." Two pages, 5" x 7.75" (sight), Manassas [Virginia], August 16, 1861. Writing in response to a letter from a Col. Ware nearly four weeks after the First Battle of Manassas, Gen. Johnston states, in part: "You do me great injustice in supposing that I in any way interfered with or prevented the formation of your regiment. At the time I did not exercise authority in the organization of Va. troops, being an officer of the C.S.A. and the State troops being under State Authority. . . . We may, perhaps, have differed upon some points connected with the matter in which your regiment, under the orders of the Gov. and Genl. Lee, was to be formed, but there never has been a time since we first met, including the present, when I would not have been rejoiced to have the aid of a regiment commanded by you. But you must consider that I have in this matter no power, except when independent companies join in sufficient numbers to make a battalion, which rarely happens." Folds. Light ink bleed-through.

    Double matted in two shades of gray with a photograph of the general in Confederate uniform and framed in gold to an overall size of 16" x 13".


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    October, 2014
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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