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    General P. G. T. Beauregard Autograph Letter Signed Following the First Battle of Bull Run. Two pages of a bifolium, 5" x 8", Fairfax C. H. [Virginia]; October 14, 1861. Addressed to Brigadier General Charles Clark at Manassas. Beauregard instructs him to move troops in order to obstruct Davis Ford on the Occoquan River before requesting that a copy of the letter be send to Col. Wade Hampton. Docketed on verso. It reads in part: "On receipt of this letter you will send a scouting party of at least two company with (3 or 4) four days provisions to Davis Ford on the Ocoquan to obstruct it in a most thorough manner together with the roads on each side leading to it from the distance of about half a mile..." Signed, "G. T. Beauregard / Genl. Comdg." Accompanied with a print of an engraved portrait of Beauregard measuring 6.25" x 9.5".

    Condition: Strip of paper, presumably related to previous mounting, on verso. Toning from which has bled through to recto. Lightly rubbed and toned from age with smoothed folds.

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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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