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    Palmito Ranch Participant Theodore H. Barrett Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 9", Herman, Minnesota, September 3, 1889, to General Henry M. Cist, Cincinnati, Ohio. It reads in full, "General, I have no copy of the reprint of General Boynton's letter on the battles of Chattanooga and Chickamauga. I would thank you to send me one. Very Respectfully,". Union Colonel Theodore left Brazos Santiago,Texas on an inland expedition that culminated in the Battle of Palmito Ranch, May 12-13, 1865. Barrett's spree of destruction was halted by Confederate forces under Colonel John S. "Rip" Ford in a pitched battle involving artillery as well as cavalry. This fight, occurring over a month after Lee's surrender, is regarded as the Civil War's last battle. Ironically, it was a Confederate victory. Moderate browning with small area of loss to one corner and a tiny split on lower margin.

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