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    U.S. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs War Date Autograph Letter Signed "M.C. Meigs". 1½ pages, 7.75" x 10" lined "Quarter-Master General's Office" letterhead, Washington, November 25, 1861, to Captain Andrew H. Foote, a naval officer then in command of the Mississippi River Squadron. He writes, in part: "...I appreciate your endeavors & can readily imagine your difficulties. Whatever I can do to assist you in gaining final success which you say 'is with the public this test of merit' I will gladly do. Final success I do not doubt for you... Wellington Napoleon Marlborough did much more than merely fight. A commander must be some thing more than a bulldog. He has to weld the wills & minds of men of all kinds... Having faith in the people & believing that right will triumph in the end I know a glorious conclusion is within reach. " Montgomery Cunningham Meigs was a career army officer who was appointed quartermaster general just after the start of the war and served in that capacity until his retirement until 1882. Andrew Hull Foote, a career navy man and staunch abolitionist, was promoted to rear admiral in 1862 and died in 1863 of wounds suffered while collaborating with Ulysses S. Grant in the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson and Island No. 10. Fine condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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