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    General William Sherman Autograph Letter Signed Writing an opinion for the Secretary of War, the Hon Geo. McCrary in 1879 concerning the request of Lt Col. G. K. Warren for "a Court of Inquiry to Investigate his conduct as Maj. Gen. Comdg 5th Corps at the Battle of Five Forks, Va." Lt Col. G. K. Warren was responsible for maintaining the lines between the Federals and Sheridan's Cavalry while supporting Sheridan's flanking efforts. Warren's lead division under the command of Maj. Gen. Charles Griffin encountered the Rebels causing the Confederate line to collapse. Warren's troops were an active part of the battles around Richmond and Petersburg during the last part of the Civil War. This opinion signed by Sherman also puts forth the request that unfounded details from the battle be put to rest along with the "long endured" misrepresentation of Gen Warren. Here we have a picture of Sherman framed along with the accompanying letter from Gen Warren and Sherman's opinion. A nice grouping with the opinion having been folded and docketed as filed with the War office. Not only does this lot offer the signature of Sherman but also a letter involving a major player in the fall of the Confederate ranks in the latter part of the Civil War. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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