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    Braxton Bragg Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 6.25", September 29, 1849, commending Sergeant Love with references to specific Mexican War battles. Mounted on a board and folds, else fine.

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    In the letter Bragg, then a Lieutenant Colonel, commends Sergeant Love for "his gallantry, long service, and good conduct" with specific mention of the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista during the Mexican War. At Monterey, Love served in Braxton's company, where "in the assault on that town he displayed courage activity and presence of mind." At the Battle of Buena Vista, "he [Love] commanded a gun in my [Bragg's] battery and in the darkest hour of that eventful conflict his cheerfulness and contempt for danger infused a spirit in the men which was highly beneficial and conducive to the fortunes of the day."



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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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