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    General Henry Halleck: A Fine War-Date Letter to Benjamin "Beast" Butler, over-ruling appointments Butler had made illegally. Written on November 3, 1862, on Headquarters of the Army letterhead. The body is in the hand of an aide, and signed by Halleck as "Genl in Chf". Two sides, 8" x 10", beautiful condition.
    Halleck apologizes for and explains the inability to send the requested reinforcements to Butler's New Orleans command. He then takes Butler to task for misunderstanding a General Order and making unauthorized appointments; Butler only had the authority to make recommendations. But it is not unusual that the self-promoting general overstepped his bounds.


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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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