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    William T. Sherman, (1820-1891) Civil War Union General, Autograph Letter Signed "W. T. Sherman", four pages, 5" x 8", Washington, December 26, 1879 to Captain Thomas Welhelm in Benicia California thanking him for "...the Volume of your preparation Entitled Military and naval Encyclopedia, which is most valuable to the Profession... It seems to m that you can well venture to have it Stereotyped, printed and offered for sale preferably at New York-- for it cannot fail to come into demand and general use not only by the Army but by the Militia, and Citizens generally... If you conclude to publish and circulate, you may use my name freely..." Sherman was of course famous for his "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah in 1864. A few clean partial fold splits, light foxing, else very good. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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