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    Union General Charles Hale Morgan Letter: "Strange Phenomenon". This unusual letter written in 1872 by Union General Charles Hale Morgan concerns a strange phenomenon he witnessed in 1865, as he says, "ten days after the killing of Booth". Morgan had apparently been in Maryland in an ambulance when he saw a strange display across the sun at "one or two o'clock". The sun appeared to have the image of a bloody hand across it. The person to whom the letter is addressed is unstated but apparently was with Morgan and had asked him to recall the event.

    Union General Charles Hale Morgan was a West Point Class of 1857 graduate. He took part in the 1859 expedition with General Albert Sidney Johnston putting down a Mormon uprising. He rose through the ranks during the Civil War becoming chief of artillery of II Corps and a close aide to General Winfield Scott Hancock. This postwar letter concerning this strange phenomenon is a very interesting artifact from a Union general. It is two pages and measures 8" x 10"; very good condition.


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    December, 2006
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