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    Union Major General Abner Doubleday Autograph Letter Signed, "A. Doubleday", one page on Army of Potomac Chief of Artillery letterhead, 5" x 8.25", Washington, D.C., December 20, 1861, to his brother, Colonel T. D. Doubleday. A strictly business letter penned by Doubleday early in the war when he was a Major of artillery. Only the surnames betray a family link between the letter's author and its recipient. Doubleday writes in part, "...the Governor of New York can make appointments, and the President will not interfere. If the Governor makes the appointment it will be all right...". Very fine condition.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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