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    Confederate General Gustavus Woodson Smith, December 16, 1862 Document Signed Three Times. "G. W. Smith." One page, 7.25" x 11.75", Goldsboro, North Carolina, December 16, 1862, ink. The document presented here is a series of short dispatches and telegrams written in a secretarial hand on both sides of one page, with three of the messages signed "G. W. Smith" at the end. The document is dated December 16, 1862, and written from Goldsboro, North Carolina, where G. W. Smith was commander of the defenses of the North Carolina coastline at the time. Interestingly, Smith resigned his commission shortly thereafter because he was passed over for promotion to Lieutenant General. He would later serve with distinction in the Georgia militia until his surrender in 1865 after Sherman's March. The document presented here is very fine, with just one very small hole at the top left of the document. This is a rare triple-signed document from a scarce Confederate General.

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