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    CONFEDERATE GEN. THOMAS J. "STONEWALL" JACKSON: A FINE WAR-DATE LETTER WITH GOOD MILITARY CONTENT. A pencil Autograph Letter Signed "T.J. Jackson," two pages, 9.625" x 7.625", Headquarters, Virginia District, September 24, 1862, to General Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, C.S.A.

    Jackson writes to recommend an officer for promotion. The letter reads in full: "General, I respectfully recommend that Colonel W. E. Jones of the 7th Va. Cav'ly be promoted to a brigadier general of cavalry and assigned to the brigade lately commanded by Brig. Genl. B. H. Robertson of which Col. Jones regt. formed a part. Col. J. graduated at West Point in 1848, was for several years in the mounted service of the United States; at the opening of the present war he brought a company of cavalry into our service, and was appointed Col. Of the 1st Va. Cavalry where he continued to serve until the reorganization of the regiment when he was not retained. When the Valley District was organized, he was appointed colonel of the 7th Regiment in which position he served under my command and greatly to my satisfaction. I have found him prompt and efficient in the discharge of every duty. His disposition is to be near the enemy and ever on the alert. His engagement with the enemy at Orange Court House was highly creditable to him, and should he be entrusted with the command of a brigade much valuable service may be anticipated should opportunities offer. I am not acquainted with any other field officer of cavalry whom I regard as so well qualified for commanding a brigade as Colonel Jones. I am ever your obdt.servt.T. J. Jackson Maj. Genl."

    Jackson, of course, died of wounds in 1864. His flamboyant and distinguished record combine with scarcity to make his letters, especially of war-date, among the most sought-after among Confederate generals. The present example is a very nice one, clearly readable and bearing an exceptionally strong, clear signature. There is a small bit of paper loss in the right margin, not affecting text, mounting remnant along the left margin, and one pinhole at the top, not affecting text. Minor very light soiling. All in all, superior appearance for the type. It has been beautifully custom-matted and custom framed, with glass on both sides.

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