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    War-dated Endorsement Signed by Ulysses S. Grant on the verso of a letter from R. Ould, Confederate Agent for Exchange of prisoners of war. Ould's letter, 8" x 10", dated February 15, 1865, is inquiring after the "condition and whereabouts of Edward S. Ruggles, C.S... who was captured on the Mississippi River on the 2nd day of October last". The request for information was passed to Grant by the original recipient, John E. Mulford, and Grant's signature forwards the request to Brigadier General Hoffman, Commanding General in charge of Prisoners. Brig. General Hoffman's confirms that Ruggles was indeed captured at Fort Adams, Miss. on October 13th and was being held as a POW in New Orleans. It can only be surmised that Ruggles was a relative of famed Confederate General Daniel Ruggles, as that would explain why it merited the attention of Grant. Ould's letter on the recto is barely visible, but all of the endorsements and Grant's signature remain quite bold. The document has been professionally restored at the folds. With light soiling, otherwise very good.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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