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    John P. Hawkins Autograph Letter Signed "John P. Hawkins, Brig. Maj. Genl. U.S. Army." One page, handwritten document, measuring 7.8" x 6", dated March 25, 1864, from the Headquarters of the First Division of U.S. Colored Troops. Hawkins was a well-known Union general during the Civil War. He is most famous for commanding an all black unit. This letter contains content relating to the movement of a "colored unit." It reads in part, "You will cause the forty ninth regiment U.S. Infantry (colored) to move at and with this camp and garrison…"

    The letter is in fine condition; the ink is as dark and crisp as the day it was written; the usual folds are present. A wonderful lot for those interested in the role of African-Americans in the Civil War. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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