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    Confederate General Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson Autograph Letter Signed "A. R. Johnson". One page, March 3, 1864, Decatur, Georgia. To Brigadier General John H. Morgan. A most intriguing letter in which Johnson, as a colonel in Morgan's Cavalry writes in part: "After the conversation I had with you yesterday, I can not understand your orders of this morning. It is intended by you to take command in person? Yesterday you stated that "you desired me to make all necessary arrangements for the removal of the command"! Today your orders imply that it is unnecessary for me to make any arrangements for other than the dismounted men. If you do not design taking direct command I most respectfully ask that your Quarter Master Maj. Llewellyn should remain subject to your orders alone; for I can certainly make arrangements more suitable to myself without his assistance. If my construction be correct, that is that you have taken command. The orders will be cheerfully and strictly carried out." Johnson was accidentally shot in the face by one of his own men which resulted in blindness. The letter bears the usual fold creases, a small area of loss and some soiling, otherwise it has excellent content and has a very good example of a rather scarce signature.


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    February, 2010
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