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    James A. Mulligan Civil War-dated Autograph Letter Signed. ALS "Jas. A. Mulligan", one page, 8" x 12.5", "Hd Qtrs New Creek Va", Aug. 10, 1862, to General Kelly responding to charges of illegal recruitment in the state of Wheeling, West Virginia. Mulligan had apparently sent a recruiter into Wheeling to recruit Irishmen to join his Illinois brigade. He writes, in part: "Some gentleman in authority at Wheeling has complained to you that I have sent Capt Gleason of the 'Irish Brigade', recruiting into Pennsylvania... I have simply labored in this matter, to use the regard they feel for me for the good of the common cause; and by the presence of the Capt. to direct that sturdy material where it may serve with the most advantages - into the ranks of like blood and faith. The gentleman at Wheeling interfered with this plan... I would not be interfered with by a subordinate..." Much more good content. Light toning at the edges, otherwise very good to near fine.

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