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    Confederate General Thomas Benton Smith Document Signed "T. B. Smith/ Col Comdg/ 20th Tenn." One page, March 19, 1863. A war-dated requisition for one day's rations for Brig. General William Preston's brigade. Requisition assigns "400 rations of Bacon in lieu of the Mess Beef that was condemned by the Inspector." Also signed by William Preston, adding his rank.

    Smith entered Confederate service as a 2nd Lt. in the 20th Tennessee and saw action at Shiloh and was wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was captured during the Battle of Nashville. Signature is light, but overall condition of the document is very good condition. Smith's is a difficult signature to find, particularly on a war-dated document.


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