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    George Meade Civil War Dated Autograph Letter Signed "Geo. G. Meade Maj Genl". One page, 5" x 8", Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac letterhead, no place, December 29, 1863, to a Miss Harris. It reads: "My Dear Miss Harris - I return you, your card and silk [not present] with my attempt to write my name- which you will perceive was not very successful & will not be very ornamental to your quilt. If you will favor me with some other pieces I will try again as I am desirous of evincing my sense of the compliment you have been pleased to pay me..." During the time of the Civil War, autograph quilts were a popular pastime for the ladies left behind at the home front waiting for their sons and husbands to return from battle. Fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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