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    Confederate General James Edwin Slaughter Autograph Letter Signed "J.E. Slaughter". 5.5" x 7.25". Two pages. August 28, [1862], Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mississippi, to L. D. McKissick, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Slaughter responds to a June 13th letter from McKissick, the Civil Governor and Provost Marshal of Memphis. He writes in part: "...take the first opportunity of returning the thanks of the Gen'l. Comdg. [Bragg] for the manner in which you performed the arduous duties entrusted to you. During the whole time of your holding office not a single complaint of injustices was received at this office...". There is also a postscript which he initialed "J.E.S.". The letter is entirely in Slaughter's hand. Slaughter wrote this letter while attached to General Bragg's staff. Slaughter had the distinction of commanding the last Confederate engagement of the Civil War at Brownsville, Texas on May 12, 1865. The paper has toned with moderate discoloration at the top and left edges, with the usual old fold creases, otherwise a bright, legible example in very good condition.

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