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    Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Autograph Letter Signed "T. J. Jackson". Two pages, bifolia, light blue plain paper, 7.75" x 9.75", Lexington, Virginia, October 12, 1852, to "My Dear Truheart", ink. Includes engraving of Jackson from an original Nast painting. Jackson was a Confederate Civil War general, one of the most revered southern generals after General Lee. His letter here reads, in full: " Lexington, Va October 12 1852 My dear Truheart: Your very kind letter has been received with the enclosed Land warrant. Please to accept my thanks for your kindness in procuring the warrant and if I can at any time reciprocate in any way, do not hesitate to speak frankly. I have returned the warrant to Washington for correction. I am highly pleased at your having gone to the University, and sincerely hope that distinction will not only reward you whilst there, but in your future career at the Bar. Massie was saying to me a few days since, that in his opinion you can succeed well in the legal profession. I was with your father for some time at the Alum Springs during the past summer, and should have been very glad had you been with us; but as such could not be, we had alone to reap the most enjoyment possible, which to me was not a little. You must endeavor to come up on the 4th of July next at farthest. I suppose that you are aware of Mr. Harris a graduate of 1851 being here in Maj. Prestons Department. Major Preston will soon leave for the west on business. During the past few days, we have been favored with a series of interesting experiments in Electro-Byology by a Mr. Hale. Our little Lecture room has been crowded so that one evening I suppose that the number equaled, if it did not surpass four hundred. Things here are going smoothly. Major Gilhelms family has returned and is living in his new house. When ever you can spare a leisure moment, let me hear from you. Your much attached friend, T. J. Jackson". Usual vertical and horizontal folds, and mild edge wear, else fine. An intimate and friendly pre-Civil War letter from one of the most gifted tactical commanders in military history.

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