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    General Daniel E. Sickles Autograph Note. One page, 5" x 8", on Brevoort House letterhead, New York, November 1, 1876, in ink, to Commodore [James William Augustus] Nicholson, with docketing on the verso of the integral sheet. In this short note the controversial Union general recommends a former soldier for employment in the Navy Yard. Written in the third person it reads in full: "Maj. Gen'l Sickles presents his compliments to Commodore Nicholson and takes the liberty of recommending the bearer - Private Redmond late of Co. B. 71st N.Y. Vol's- for employment in the Navy Yard. Redmond was a good soldier and is a quiet, worthy man deserving help, & Gen. S. would Esteem it a favor if Commodore Nicholson could make room for the applicant [sic]." The note bears some light but uneven toning, a small area where the ink has smudged, else it is in very good condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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