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    Union General John Sedgwick Autograph Endorsement Signed with Carte de Visite. The general's endorsement appears on the reverse of a letter (one page, 7.5" x 9.75", n.p., April 25, 1864, on stationery reading "Headquarters Sixth Army Corps") from Captain & Assistant Chief Quartermaster James H. Platt Jr. of the 6th Corps. Platt had notified Captain Philip Schyler that he was forwarding "two private horses to Washington D.C. one belonging to Mr. Rutzer the other my own property." General Sedgwick endorses, "Approved / John Sedgwick / Maj General." Below the endorsement is an affixed partly-printed approval "By command of Brigadier General Patrick . . . [signed] C. E. Scoville." Sedgewick (1813-1864) was wounded at Antietam and Glendale and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter while claiming that the Confederates wouldn't be able to hit an elephant at such a distance. This toned document is carefully inset into a larger archival sheet for an overall size of 8" x 10.5". Minor soiling and age-toning. The CDV measures 2.5" x 4" and features the Connecticut general standing in uniform. The corners have been trimmed. Identifying annotations on the reverse, along with the imprint of photographer E. & H. T. Anthony of New York. Mostly clean. Also included is an engraving.

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