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    Confederate General Louis T. Wigfall Autograph Letter Signed with Carte de Visite. One page, 8" x 6.25", March 21, 1861, Washington. The future Confederate States Senator from Texas sends this hasty directive to W. T. Walters, "Do not send the men. Haskell is on his way. Is there difficulty in keeping them? Am I needed? Answer immediately." A fire-eater, Louis Wigfall was expelled from the U.S. Senate earlier in March for his boisterous advocacy of the Southern cause. Even though he was no longer in the senate (Texas had voted to secede on March 1), Wigfall remained in Washington to spy on Federal developments and procure weapons for Southern defense. The senator was later appointed brigadier general of the Texas Brigade. This letter has folds and minor wrinkles and stains. Fine condition. Posing for the CDV, Wigfall sits comfortably in a chair with his top hat in his left hand and cane in his right.

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