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    LETTER TO FITZHUGH LEE DESCRIBING STONEWALL JACKSON'S "COCOANUT CUP". Autograph Letter Signed, "Joseph B. Strump", three pages, 8" x 12.5", Hamlin, West Virginia, to "Gen Fitz Lee", n.p. The letter reads in part, "I have sent you by express the cup of Stonewall Jacksons...the cup was made from a cocoa nut shell at Fort Delaware in the summer of 1862 by James Truslow a Confederate soldier of W. B. Talaferro's Division. In the fall of that year Truslow returned to the army and joined the 5th Va. Reg and on the 35 day of Dec 1862 presented the cup to Stonewall Jackson...(the cup) was kept and used by Jackson until his death...". With envelope upon which is a half penciled - half penned note in Fitz Lee's hand as follows: "History of the Stonewall Jackson Cocoanut Cup / My property now in the Confederate Museum Richmond Va."

    Condition: Good, with splits along fold.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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