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    [Civil War] Edward P. Alexander Post-war Autograph Letter Signed. "E. P. Alexander." Two pages, 9.75" x 8", Flat Rock [North Carolina], September 29, 1902. Written to an unknown general regarding the action of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson seemingly disobeying an order. He writes, in part:

    "In reply to your note of 23rd would say that I have authority of Gen Lee's letter to Magruder published in Magruders report for fact that Jackson on Jun 29th was ordered to cross Chickahominy and support Magruder. Also same place of Jacksons own letter that he wd not support him because he had 'other important duties.' Knowing Jackson as I do I know no duties but religious duties wd induce him to disregard Gen Lee's order as he did."

    The incident above took place during the Seven Days Battle and was caused by miscommunication between Lee, Jackson, and Magruder, who was ultimately blamed for the entire incident. Folds, but otherwise very fine.


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