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    Two CSA Veterans Letters. Two sheets, each measuring 8.25" x 11", written by two Confederate veterans, concerning UCV General Henry G. Ashew's Brigade. The first, dated October 28, 1913, was written by John Moore of the 21st Texas Cavalry to General Henry G. Ashew. The letter is in response to Moore's appointment as Quartermaster on Ashew's staff, and states, "I appreciate and thank you for the compliment, but I must be candid and tell you that I have always opposed all this Brigade business. I think it a [illegible] farce and ought to be abolished. The innumerable titles will lessen the honor to those who really earned them by service during the war."

    The second letter, dated May 13, 1915, is also addressed to General Ashew by Jesse B. Ratliff of the 26th Texas Cavalry. The letter concerns a reunion for the Brigade, saying in part, "Our delegates will go to Houston in time to join the Dowlin special train for Richmond. We regret so much you can't go to this reunion. You have done so much for our Brigade since you have been our commander. We want you to get some pleasure after this hard work."

    Condition: Ink erosion throughout 1915 letter, with some paper loss. Both letters have usual mail folds, with light toning throughout.


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