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    Daniel Ruggles Autograph Letter Signed to Pierre G.T. Beauregard. One page, 6" X 9.75"; Fredericksburg, Virginia; November 14, 1879. Ruggles writes to Beauregard transmitting his "defence of my own conduct and that of my Division preliminary to the battle of Shiloh which has been assailed by Col. W.P. Johnston in his life of his father..." Ruggles's enclosure is not present, but he outlines his intentions in this letter: "Col. Johnston has done great injustice to my Division of chivalric Louisianans by omissions as well as by misrepresentations and I know no reason why he should have done so... I am endeavoring to delineate the services of my Division on the battle field of Shiloh, mainly so far as they came under my personal observation and from reports from subordinate commanders..."
    Condition: Flattened folds with some wear and discoloration thereat; small pin hole at top center. Annotation in pencil at top right and on verso in an unknown hand.

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