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    The "Western" Irish Brigade's Colonel Mulligan Autograph Letter Signed, "Jas. A. Mulligan, one page, 7.5" x 9.75", "Head Quarters - Irish Brigade -", January 23, 1862, to Major-General Halleck, St. Louis, Missouri. A file copy, the letter reads in part: "When lately at Washington I requested permission of the War Dept. to increase my regiment to fifteen companies. The Dept. referred me to you, saying they made no doubt but that you would grant me the authority to raise and attach men as a Battalion. I trust General you will permit me to do so...". Light browning, fine condition. Mulligan commanded the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry, a regiment composed almost entirely of Irishmen. His organization is not to be confused with Thomas Meagher's 69th New York Volunteers, which was also known as the "Irish Brigade".

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