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    Union Major General Dan Sickles Manuscript Grouping. Politician. Soldier. Adulterer. Killer. All of the above described the colorful and flamboyant Daniel Sickles by the end of his long, long life. Marrying a 15 year-old girl, gunning down Francis Scott Key's son in Washington and saving his own amputated leg at Gettysburg were just the sort of stunts that kept Sickles in the headlines of his day. His wild personal life aside, Sickles was an astute politician and an able Union major general who would become quite active in veterans' affairs. This collection includes the following five items: Autograph Letter Signed, "D Sickles", four pages on Headquarters., Department of the Carolinas letterhead, 7.75" x 9.75, Columbia, South Carolina, June 26, 1866, to an unknown General, war Department, Washington, D.C. Here Sickles recommends officers for promotion. Aging, stains. Very good condition; Autograph Letter Signed, "DS", 2 pages, 5" x 8", "Long Cross", New York, July 11 (?), to an unknown general. sickles suggests lunch. Mounted by left edge to card. Fine condition; "Letter Signed, "D Sickles", one page on NY Monuments Commission letterhead, 8.25" X 11", New York City, May 4, 1895, to Governor Morton, Albany, New York. A secretarially penned notification of forthcoming reports. Includes a postscript in the subject's hand and initialed "DS". Even light toning, very fine condition; Partial Letter, 4 pages, on Stevens House stationery, August 1, 1901, Lake Placid, New York to an unknown general. Politics are discussed. Mounted to card, else fine condition; Typed Letter Signed, "D Sickles", one page, 5.25" x 8", March 31, 1904, to a General H.C. King regarding a reunion in Hartford. Folds as expected, else fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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