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    [George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and William T. Sherman]Edward D. Townsend Autograph Document Signed "E. D. Townsend/ Adjutant General" to General W. L. De Beck. 3pp, 7.75" x 10", August 19, 1874, Washington, on "War Department, Adjutant General's Office" letterhead. A listing of all individuals who have held the title of Chief Commander of the Armies of the United States. Noted leaders include: George Washington, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Winfield Scott, Ulysses S. Grant, and William T. Sherman. Age-toned on lined paper; fine.

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    Adjutant General Townsend answers De Beck's request that he "be furnished with the names, ranks, and dates of the different persons who have held Chief Commands of the Armies of the United States from the Commencement of the Government down to the present time."

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