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    A.E. Watson Letter Signed "A.E. Watson". One page of a bifolium, 7.75" x 9.75", Cairo, Illinois; March 26, 1863. Addressed to A.R. Langthorne, Commander of the US Gun Boat Cricket, regarding invoices needing to be signed and returned. The short letter reads in full: "Enclosed please find B/L and Invoices of Stores shipped to you for Stmr 'Rattler'. I will thank you to sign the Invoices and return them to me."

    The USS Rattler was built in 1862 and commissioned by the US Navy. She was commanded by Acting Master Amos Longthorne and was assigned to the Mississippi Squadron, where she saw engagements during the Vicksburg Campaign and various other operations along the Mississippi. The Rattler sunk on December 30, 1864. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with light soiling. Overall very good.

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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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