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    George McClellan Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 4.5" x 7.5" (sight); 5th Avenue Hotel; December 31, 1862. A letter Augustus Schell regarding the case of Justus McKinstry. In part: "I return herewith the papers you left with me in relation to the case of Genl. McKinstry. I have sent for some papers from... that will .... them some light on the case... I should have seen you before but have been in almost daily expectation of going to Washington ... on my return I will at once inform you & appoint an hour for an interview..."
    Condition: Matted and framed to an overall size of 19" x 18.75". The letter appears to be mounted with Mylar corners.


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    Justus McKinstry served as US Army Quartermaster at St. Louis from July to November 1861, at which time he was dismissed and brought up on charges of fraud and his Court Martial took place in October 1862. He was dismissed from the army in 1863, so the papers referred in this letter are likely the transcripts from his court martial.



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