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    Jefferson Davis: A Fine War Dated ALS to Georgia's Governor Asking for Troops.
    An urgent Jun 2nd letter to Governor Joseph Brown asking for troops "immediately." In the early days of the war Davis writes from the Richmond capital: " Govn. J(oseph). E. Brown /Milledgeville, Ga./Your well equipped, armed & supplied troops are to us a great relief - Thanks for your zeal - send the whole five Regt. for the war - We need such troops and immediately. Their instruction can be continued in the presence of the enemy - / Jeffer. Davis".
    It is interesting to observe that events were unfolding so rapidly that the troops would be sent into the battlefield even before their training could be completed.
    Notation at the bottom in the hand of General Louis Wigfall, Davis's aide, records that the letter was telegraphed at 11:23AM. Davis's letter was retained by Wigfall and descended through his family. 7.25" x 9.25", light blue lined stationary. Excellent condition, with typical fine creases from folding for insertion in an envelope.

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