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    Confederate John Bell Hood Letter, Signed To General S. D. Lee. Confederate General John Bell Hood expresses concern about the morale of the Confederate army in this letter to General S. D. Lee dated January 22, 1865, the closing days of the Civil War. He asks General Lee for his "official report" as he is completing his own. Handwritten on blue 'blockade' paper, this interesting letter measures 5" x 8" and is entirely handwritten by Hood on the front and back. It is marked "private" as well. Hood was most famous for his Texas Brigade, and turned the Army of Tennessee over to General Richard Taylor. He reverted to the rank of Lieutenant General and attempted to reach General Kirby Smith in the Trans-Mississippi Department before surrendering on May 31, 1865. This is a rare and desirable letter from an icon of the Confederacy, written during very trying times.

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