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    Union General Francis C. Barlow Autograph Letter Signed with a Union General Orville Babcock Carte de Visite. Three pages of a bifolium, 5.25" x 8.25", Fair Oaks [Virginia], June 24, 1862. Written just one day before the beginning of the Seven Days Battles, then-colonel Francis C. Barlow, commander of the 61st New York Infantry, writes to Adjutant General Thomas Hillhouse protesting against promoting Major Edward Z. Laurence to lieutenant colonel, in part: "Immediately after the late battle [Seven Pines] Major Laurence left the Regt. & proceeded to new york upon the pretense of sickness without obtaining leave of absence from any people [of] authority. He has since been amusing himself in new york, has been seen at various places has been married. All this at a time when every officer is needed in the service & his own Regt. is left without a field officer and an action is imminent. . . . Major Laurence will be arrested & Court Martialed immediately upon his return & his chances of being dismissed the service are my no means slight." Barlow was promoted to brigadier general two days after the Battle of Antietam. Docketed on the verso. Usual folds are toned as are the margins.

    With a 2.5" x 4" Orville Babcock cdv. Gen. Babcock is seen in a vignetted chest up portrait in uniform. Very light spots of staining to the image do not detract.

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