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    Joseph B. Kershaw (1822-1894), Confederate Major General in the Civil War, biographical content Autograph Letter Signed twice "J. B. Kershaw" and "Joseph Brevard Kershaw" three pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Camden, South Carolina, August 12, 1877 to Rodney A. Marcus summarizing his Civil War career. After apologizing for the "imperfections... I have not had time to refer to paper, & write form memory..." he summarizes his impressive career, in part: "While Colonel participated in Battles of Ft. Sumter, April 1861, and Manassas and Bull Run July 18 to 21, 1861... As Brigadier engaged at Williamsburg... Savage State and Malverne [sic] Hill... Maryland Heights (Harper's Ferry) Sept. 1862 Sharpesburg [sic] (Antietam) Sept. 1862... Stone wall at Fredericksburg... At Chancellorsville, and Fredericksburg May 1863, at Gettysburg July 1863, at Chickamauga Sept. 1863...Chattanooga & Look Out Mountain... Knoxville... Commanded Mr Lewis' Division consisting of Kershaw's Bryan's... Woffor'd and Humphrey's... Brigades & at the Wilderness May 6th, 1864, at Spotsylvania C. H. may 8th '64... Cold Harbor... Petersburg... Deep Bottom & Darbytown at Front Royal... On the Lines below Richmond Decr. 1864... Sailor's [sic] Creek, April 7th covering the rear of the army..." More fine content. Neatly tipped to a larger sheet, usual folds, else very fine condition. After the war, Kershaw went on to serve as an attorney and politician. Great recollections of a distinguished military career. Despite a long life, for some reason Kershaw remains exceptionally scarce -- and this is a fine specimen. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
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