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    Civil War Autograph Letters Signed by Union Generals.
    Five ALS by Union generals including 1) David Hunter. ALS. "D. Hunter." One page, Nashville, Tennessee; December 9, 1863. Hunter writes to an unidentified recipient "It gives me great pleasure to comply with your request." David Hunter (1802-1882) achieved fame by his unauthorized 1862 order (immediately rescinded) emancipating slaves in three Southern states, for his leadership of United States troops during the Valley Campaigns of 1864, and as the president of the military commission trying the conspirators involved with the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The letter has slight foxing; otherwise good. 2) Solomon Meredith. ALS. "S. Meredith." One page, Washington, D.C.; October 25, 1862. Meredith writes to D. N. Berg that he cannot accommodate his application because he will have to choose staff officers from among commissioned officers. Solomon Meredith (1810-1875) was a prominent Indiana farmer, politician, and lawman who became a controversial Union Army general in the American Civil War. One of the commanders of the Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, Meredith led the brigade in the Battle of Gettysburg. The letter is chipped at top left corner, not affecting text. Good. 3) John Henry Martindale. ALS. "J. H. Martidale." Two pages, Sandy Hill, New York; August 20, 1861. In this letter to General Marsena R. Patrick, Martindale provides a recommendation for James C. Rogers, "23 years of age, and just admitted to the practice of law. He has been devoting careful attention to 'Hardee's Tactics.'" John Henry Martindale (1815-1881) was an American lawyer, Union Army general, and politician from New York. Condition good. 4) William Buel Franklin. ALS. "W. B. Franklin." One page, Headquarters U.S. Forces Western Louisiana, Grand Ecore, Louisiana; April 15, 1864. In this letter to Read Admiral David D. Porter, Franklin writes, "I have received your two notes of this date. I have ordered the bridge to be opened at once. The wagons will be turned over to Lt. Comr. Selfridge to-morrow morning as you request." William Buel Franklin (1823-1903) was a career United States Army officer and a Union Army general in the Civil War. He rose to the rank of a corps commander in the Army of the Potomac, fighting in several notable battles in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. He also distinguished himself as a civil engineer before and after the war. Letter shows evidence of mounting on verso; otherwise good. 5) David McMurtrie Gregg. ALS. "D. MM. Gregg." One page, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; May 18, 1865. In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Gregg writes, "I have the honor to subscribe myself with the rank I bore at the date of my resignation from the U.S. service." David McMurtrie Gregg (1833-1916) was, in addition to serving as a Union general in the Civil War, a farmer and a diplomat. Condition good.


    A nice collectable grouping of letters of Union generals.


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