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    Confederate General George E. Pickett Autograph Letter Signed "G ", one page 5" x 5.5", front and verso, [n.p., n.d.], in pencil, to his wife, Sallie. In full, "For (Mrs. Worthy) is still down in your country likewise Woodley - Milligan will let me know so soon as he hears anything - Bye Bye dear one - my own own wife - kiss my sister Best love to aunts and Lizzie - and uncle d - Ever and always and forever! Your own George Take care my Sallie Will write Dr. B. by tomorrow G. June 30th ". Civil War General George E. Pickett's frequent letters to his wife, LaSalle Corbell "Sallie" Pickett, often dealt with his concerns for his family and his consuming love for his new bride. They were married in September 1863. Composed mainly during his military campaigns between 1863 and 1866, they range from lengthy, elaborate love letters to brief notes hurriedly scribbled on available pieces of paper. In addition to providing her with information relating to the war and his emotional perceptions of it, in every letter he proclaims his devotion to his young wife with a lavish, romantic farewell, perfectly in character with his flamboyant personality. This letter is written hurriedly in pencil on lined paper neatly torn from a larger sheet, with slightly rough edges on two sides and toning; very good condition.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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