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    Albert Sidney Johnston Autograph Letter Signed twice "A. Sidney Johnston/Secretary of War," one page, 8.75" x 11". War Department, February 15, 1839. To Col. [William G.] Cooke, C[o]m[mandin]g Gen[era]l. Sub[sistence]. In full, "You are authorized to pay thirty dollars to Wm W. Bell who is employed to go express to the upper Brassos, to enable him to prosecute his journey." After signing, Johnston continued, "The 1st auditor will issue his warrant for the above amount and charge the same to the Qr Master Genls Dept." Johnston signed again. In 1836, Pres. Sam Houston appointed William G. Cooke acting Secretary of War and, in 1837, inspector general, an office he held until July 31, 1837. Cooke then retired from the army because of ill health. He reenlisted in the army around October 1838 and received a commission as Quartermaster General of the republic. Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston was Secretary of War from 1838-1840. He was killed in the Battle of Shiloh in 1862, the highest ranking soldier, Confederate or Union, killed in the Civil War. A tiny ink burn, otherwise near fine.

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