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    Confederate Lt. General William J. Hardee War Date Autograph Letter Signed, "W.J. Hardee," two pages, 4.5" x 7", Tullahoma, Tennessee, April 12, 1863, to an unknown colonel (probably a staff officer in Richmond). The letter reads in part, "I have promised to remind you to have Major Roy of my staff promoted to the rank of Lieut. Colonel, I have already told you of his great merit and usefulness. The general staff Bill, if passed, by the House will make him Lieut Colonel, but both of us prefer that he should receive promotion direct from the Presit. In the way provided for in the Bill. We are all well except uncle....I don't know what is up. Johnston is very reticent with me, and is a decided partisan of Braggs. With kind regards to the Presit & Mrs Davis." Some paper loss to lower margin, else very good condition.
    This true insider's letter was penned as the Tullahoma Campaign was shaping up in mid Tennessee. Hardee had fought admirably at Murfreesboro the preceding winter and was writing as a corps commander with Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee.

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