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    Confederate Major General John B. Magruder Autograph Letter Signed, "J. Bankhead Magruder," one page, 5" x 8.25", New York City, October 10, 1867, to a Mr. L. I. List, location unknown. It reads in part, "I did not receive any letter from you...If you will let me know what you desire, I will take pleasure in answering you...". Tipped-in along the left margin to a collector's biographical leaf, else very fine condition.
    A West Pointer and career officer, Magruder chose the Civil War's losing side in 1861 and fled to Mexico in 1865. Becoming a mercenary for the doomed French dictator Maximilian, Magruder was again forced to flee - this time north - some two years later.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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