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    Confederate General George E. Pickett Letter Signed "George ", one page, 8" x 5", front and verso, [n.p., n.d.], in ink. In full, "(Stultz) takes over a small keg my pet with some apples and quite a nice present of butter in a dish from Jackerie - he is a trump aint he? I send also a note for you from Aunt Sophia which I opened by accident - I have just gotten a telegram from Milligan which says Stratton and Small have arrived. What do you think of that my prettice? Blair has not come down yet - I wait for him - will come home so soon as I get through with him. Breckenridge has gained quite a victory in East Tenn. Capturing six pieces of artillery and 50 wagons Bye Bye sweet one - Your own George ".

    Possibly written before September, 1863, this letter from General George E. Pickett is to his sweetheart, LaSalle Corbell. He mentions the victory of "Breckenridge" in Tennessee, which is possibly a reference to Confederate General John C. Breckinridge's participation in the Stones River Campaign on December 29, 1862. Slight fading from age, toning on verso, light folds, rough edge at bottom, ink is clear and legible, fine condition.


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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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