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    Douglas MacArthur Typed Letter Signed "Douglas MacArthur," one page, 6.5" x 8.5". Manila, September 18, 1941. To Andrew Bradley, Chicopee Falls, Mass. In part, "My father was born in Chicopee Falls...I would be intensely interested in any pictures you might have and especially in a picture of the house where my father was born. I would not, of course, wish to deprive you of anything you might value, but would treasure any mementos of my father's early life." Born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, Arthur MacArthur (1845-1912) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War for his performance at Missionary Ridge and was brevetted colonel in the Army at the age of 19. In the Spanish-American War, he was appointed Brigadier General in the volunteer army and commanded the Third Philippine Expedition. When he arrived in the Philippines, he led the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, VIII Corps at the Battle of Manila (1898). He was appointed Major General of volunteers when the war ended. In July 1941, Major General Arthur MacArthur's son Douglas was named Commanding General of U. S. Army Forces in the Far East by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with headquarters in Manila, Philippine Islands. With original envelope, heavily soiled with tears at the edges. The letter is soiled at the left and right blank margins. The top and bottom edges have been slightly trimmed. Fine condition.

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