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    Confederate General Lucius Bellinger Northrop Letter Signed "L B Northrop". 7.75" x 6.5". One page. On Confederate States of America Subsistence Department letterhead. Dated February 4, 1862. Northrop signs a letter returning documents dealing with appointments in the Commissary Department. It reads in full: "Sir:/ I enclose herewith the letters of appointment/ and oath of office of Capt. J. H. Cowan, Capt. J F Moffatt,/ Capt. W L Kirby & Capt. Jno. Walker, as Assistant/ Commissaries in Provisional Army CSA./ Also official bonds, which after execution will be/ returned to this office./ I am very Respectfully/ Yr. Obt. Svt./ L B Northrop/ CGS". Northrop was a West Point graduate who was appointed Commissary General by President Jefferson Davis, who later appointed him a Brigadier General. He was relieved of all duty in February of 1865. Slight blooming to ink, otherwise a bright, legible letter in very good condition.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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