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    John S. Mosby Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 10", March 12, 1908, Washington, on "Department of Justice" letterhead to "Colonel Major E. Leroy Sweetser." In part: "I am very much gratified to see in the Post just recd. that you had been elected Colonel of a regiment. My book has been published & I suppose you have recd. the copy you ordered." Sweetser would go on to be promoted as a brigadier general with service in World War I.

    Confederate Colonel John Mosby, commander of Mosby's Rangers, was a controversial postbellum Southern figure because of his associations with Northerners. When this letter was written, he was serving as assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice. The letter comes with its transmittal envelope. With folds; fine. Included are postbellum newspaper articles about Mosby's raiders, including a newspaper photograph of Mosby's Men, early 1900s.


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