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    James Longstreet Autograph Letter Signed "James Longstreet." One page, 5.5" x 8.5", Gainesville, Georgia, August 9, 1888. The former Confederate general confirms his attendance at ceremonies marking the twenty-seventh anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run. He writes in full:

    "It will give me pleasure to be with you and witness the ceremony of the proposed reunion on the 21st July next of the Blue and the Gray at Manassas Plains (D. G.) I am respectfully and truly yours, James Longstreet".

    Longstreet was present at both the 1st and 2nd battles at Manassas, playing a larger role in the latter battle. The paper is toned a bit and there are some small splits in the fold creases, else it is a bright, legible letter with a bold signature.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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