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    [Winfield Scott] Benson J. Lossing War-Date Autograph Manuscript Concerning General Winfield Scott's Opinion of the Outcome of the War. Two pages, 7.5" x 11.5", August 5, 1864. Benson Lossing (1813-1891) was an American engraver, journalist and historian. This historically important document reads in part: "...Scott has full faith in the final success of our arms - that Atlanta, Petersburg, and Richmond will be taken. He says the advantage of entrenchments is less than once over an open field. For example - the strength of 10,000 men behind entrenchments, is equal to 17 or 18,000 men assailing them in open space...He alluded to two or three elements of strength possessed by the rebels - 1. The Confederate debt...2. The unanimity of the women, who influence the men...3. The certain destruction of the military and civil leaders of the Rebellion if it fails...". With a central horizontal crease and tipped-in to a paper folder, otherwise a bright, legible manuscript in fine condition.

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