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    Confederate General John A. Wharton Writes to General Braxton Bragg about General Nathan Bedford Forrest. This Autograph Letter Signed ("Jno A Wharton") is three pages (plus docketing on verso), written from Bryantsville [Kentucky] on October 12, 1862. According to the docketed notes, the letter is "In regard to Capt Hamilton taking his company away from his command and marching to join Forrest in Tenn." To quote Wharton, "When I was at Lebanon, Capt Hamilton... arrived from Tenn. He had been left behind by Gen Forrest for some purpose, but his company was with the Regiments. He told me that Gen Forrest had ordered him to come in to this state & take his company back to him at Murfreesborough. I informed him that Gen, Forrest had no right to give such an order..." John Austin Wharton, a lawyer before the war, was born in Tennessee. He had reached the rank of major general when Colonel G. W. Baylor of the 2nd Texas Cavalry killed him in an argument on April 6, 1865. Very rare in war-date material; fine condition.

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