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    James C. Rice War Date Autograph Letter Signed "J. C. Rice Brig Genl", one page, 5" x 8", "Army of the Potomac Hd. Qrs. 2nd Brig. 1st Div. 1st Corps", November 20, 1863 concerning his official report on the Battle of Gettysburg. He writes, in full: "I should be happy to have the Semi Weekly Post sent to my address. Whenever I have a safe opportunity, I will send you the amount of the annual subscription. Have you ever found time to look over my report of the battle of Gettysburg? I hope during the coming winter to write a dew letters for the Post. There indications of the movement of this army in a day or two. Be so kind as to write me a few lines." At Gettysburg, then Colonel Rice took command of the Union forces at Little Round Top when General Vincent was mortally wounded, commanding only 1000 men in a heroic defense of the position, helping turn the tide in favor of the Union. He was promoted to brigadier general for his actions there. Loss at bottom left repaired, usual folds, else fine. Scarce in war-date content.

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    October, 2007
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