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    General James B. McPherson Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.25" x 6.5", n. p., circa 1863. Addressed to an unknown recipient, Major General McPherson: "As orders have come from Genl Grant to cut the levee at this point which will necessarily flood the country between McArthur's Hd. Qtrs. and the river making it ex[tre]mely difficult to embark our forces when the boats arrive." Grant issued his order to cut the levee on Lake Providence, just north of Vicksburg, on January 30, 1863, between his first and second (failed) attempts to capture that city. It is possible that McPherson was addressing Gen. John A. Logan of the Third Division. Moderately soiled throughout. Heavily damaged along the left and right edges with some loss of paper and minor loss of text on the left.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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