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    Confederate Military Collection. Comprises: (1) Fitzhugh Lee. Partly Printed Letter Signed: "Fitzhugh Lee" as Governor of Virginia, one page, 9.5" x 12". Nashville, Tennessee, March 6, 1889. Interesting letter from L. P. McCord, as Private Secretary to the Governor of Tennessee, to the Secretary of the Governor of Virginia asking that the blank lower portion of this letter be "filled with the signatures of the Governor, Secretary of State and yourself, together with an impression of the Great Seal of your State." Also signed by Virginia Secretary of State "H. W. Flournoy" with the word "Vacant" penned by Governor Lee on the line reserved for the signature of his Private Secretary. The embossed seal of Virginia is to the left of the signatures. Tipped to a larger page. Grandson of General "Light Horse Harry" Lee and the nephew of General Robert E. Lee, General Fitzhugh Lee was Governor of Virginia from 1886-1890. During the Civil War, Lee rose to the rank of Major General in 1863. (2) Roy Mason Hooe. Autograph Letter Signed: "R. M. Hooe/Capt & A.A.G.", one page, 7.5" x 4.5". Corinth, [Mississippi], March 13th [1862]. To the Ordnance Office at Memphis, Tennessee. In full: "Have you received requisitions for ordnance & ordnance Stores for Major Baskerville's Cavalry, if so where is the ammunition. Answer quickly." Affixed to 8.5" x 11" page. On March 12, 1862, the following message was sent to Capt. Hooe by Col. Alfred Moulton, 18th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, Commanding 4th Brigade, C.S. Forces, Mississippi Valley: "A mounted courier has just reached me with a verbal message from Major Baskerville, stating that the enemy had landed a force at Crump's Landing 18,000 strong, firing upon the cavalry pickets, driving them in." Ergo, "Answer quickly." (3) Marcus J. Wright. Autograph Letter Signed: "Marcus J. Wright", two pages, 8" x 10.5". War Department, Washington, October 7, 1891. Wright tells Mr. A.E. Allen that "I am in no sense a dealer in Confederate pictures - autographs or anything else of the kind" then continues by telling him of the framed pictures he has and how he traded "25 pictures & 2 autograph letters" for "a bed room set of furniture valued at $150.00." Tipped to another page. In April, 1862, General Marcus J. Wright was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. He served on General Benjamin F. Cheatham's staff during the Kentucky campaign from June to September 1862. In 1863-1864, General Wright was in charge of the district of Atlanta until its evacuation. (4) George W. Martin. ALS: "Geo Wm Martin," one page, 7.75" x 10". Confederate House, Jackson, Miss., October 26, 1862. Informing General Ruggles that he has received the documents sent. Affixed to 8.5" x 11" page. With unsigned carte-de-visite photographs of Wade Hampton and P.G.T. Beauregard. Also, the received copy of a May 4, 1863, telegram from General A. Buford in Jackson to General Ruggles in Columbus, 5.5" x 8", to send "by railroad with dispatch the mounted companies of third Ky. By order of Pemberton." Tipped to larger page. Seven items.

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