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    George E. Pickett Autograph Document Signed Five Times. Three integral pages, 7.75" x 9.75", "Jefferson Barracks [Missouri]," September 30, 1848. Written entirely in his hand, future Confederate General George E. Pickett was a young lieutenant in the U.S. 8th Infantry Regiment, recently returned to the United States after serving duty in Mexico during the Mexican War, when he recorded the proceedings of a board of survey inquiring into the whereabouts of "public property left at Brazos StIago [Santiago] Texas, for which . . . Lt. GE Pickett 8th Inf is responsible."

    The items found missing included epaulettes, boots, coats, wall tents, tent flies and poles, et al. The board, consisting of three officers of the 8th Infantry, found that a portion of the goods "were left in Store at Brazos Island, pursuant to an order from Head Qrs Army of Occupation . . . after return of the Army from Mexico." The remainder of the goods was left "when the army marched for the Interior in store at Vera Cruz Mexico, pursuant to an order . . . from Head Qrs, Army of Mexico." In both instances, when the goods were later looked for, they were found to be missing. The board subsequently found Pickett not to be blamed for the loss.

    Countersigned by future Confederate General James Longstreet as brevet major and adjutant of the 8th Infantry. Folds are weakened at the edges with some separation.

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