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    General Winfield Scott Autograph Letter Signed, three pages with endorsements on a fourth page, 5" x 7.75", Elizabeth, New Jersey, May 20, 1862, to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Washington, D.C. The Union Army's venerable senior officer, "Old Fuss and Feathers," here recommends that Private Morris Cooper Foot, 44th New York, be commissioned by virtue of gallantry in the field. Winfield Scott (1786-1864) had been in United States service for over half a century by the time he wrote this letter. Despite his age, the loyal old Virginian conceived of the "Anaconda Plan" by which a blockaded South - including his native state - would be starved into submission. Considerable fading, but no other defects. Good condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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